ITALY: Death Before Lunch

Like most Italians, Genoa Chief Prosecutor Francesco Coco, 67, preferred to eat lunch at home, and last week that habit cost him his life. Coco and a bodyguard were climbing a long flight of steps to the prosecutor's Genoa house when three men stepped out of an archway and shot them down at pointblank range with heavy-caliber pistols. Two more assassins, meanwhile, closed in on the blue official Fiat from which Coco had just emerged and pumped bullets into the police chauffeur. As the three victims lay dying, their killers vanished; two...

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