A father is suspected of hiring hitmen to kill a paedophile pastor who sexually abused his two girls.
Police in Italy suspect Guiseppe Matarazzo was killed by the father of his victims who hired hit men to do the job.
He was gunned down a month after he was released from prison, according to The Mirror. Investigations into his murder have started.
Matarazzo spent 11 years and six months behind bars for sexually abusing two young sisters.
He was found dead, with five bullet wounds, in Frasso Telesino in July 2018.
One of his victims, a 15-year-old, later committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree, Timeslive reports.
Three men are now being investigated for Matarazzo’s death.
So far, two men alleged to have been hired for the hit job have been arrested after investigators gathered clues from a car that was abandoned at the crime scene.
A 3.56-magnum pistol was also found at the scene.
Timeslive is reporting that chief prosecutor Aldo Policastro told Italian media that police have reason to believe that the vehicle was driven by the two suspected hitmen, and the gun possibly used to murder the pastor.
Policastro said the mastermind behind Matarazzo’s killing was a family member.
“Those who commissioned the murder are to be found in the family milieu.”
The investigation continues.