Prosecutors move to indict Riina for 1984 train bombing

Explosion left 16 dead, 267 wounded

Prosecutors move to indict Riina for 1984 train bombing

Florence, May 10 - Prosecutors in Florence on Friday issued an indictment request to try Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore Toto' Riina for a 1984 train bombing that left 16 people dead and 267 wounded. Riina, known as The Beast, is already in prison under maximum security for crimes including ordering the 1992-1993 slayings of anti-mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. Investigators say he was also the mastermind behind the Train 904 Massacre on the night of December 23, 1984 when a bomb exploded on a Naples-Milan train while it was passing through a mountain tunnel near San Benedetto Val di Sambro, between Bologna and Florence. The motive was allegedly to distract the attention of law enforcement officials who, at the time, were carrying out an offensive against Cosa Nostra in Sicily.

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