Francesco Raccosta was allegedly fed to the pigs, which are prized for their ability to dispose of most of a human body, as part of a bloody turf war between two clans belonging to the ‘Ndrangheta mafia of Calabria, in the far south of Italy.
Simone Pepe, 24, a rival gangster, was arrested this week for the crime.
He described the killing in chilling terms to a friend in a telephone conversation that was intercepted by police.
“It was satisfying to hear him scream…Mamma mia, how he squealed, but I couldn’t give a s—. Someone said a few bits of him remained at the end of it all, but I couldn’t see anything, for me nothing remained at all. I said, wow, how a pig can eat!”
Pepe is suspected of having carried out at least three other murders.