FOLKLORE: Known as "The Pig" for his unkempt appearance and huge appetites, including a thirst for blood. He once testified that he'd killed "between 100 and 200" people with his own hands.
UGLY TRUTH: The actual details of his murders make the point that his round numbers don't. Brusca killed the 11-year-old son of a rival boss who'd turned state's evidence, dissolving the body in a vat of acid. His most devastating moment came in 1992 when he pressed the button that triggered the explosives under a Sicilian highway that killed crusading magistrate Giovanni Falcone, Falcone's wife and five bodyguards.
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