Mobster 'Fed Alive to Pigs'
Italian cops say killing was revenge for rival's murder
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2013 1:12 AM CST
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(Newser) – There are fates worse than sleeping with the fishes. Police in Italy believe a Mafia boss who disappeared last year was kidnapped by a rival clan who beat him with metal bars before feeding to a herd of pigs who devoured him as he screamed for mercy, the Telegraph reports. "It was satisfying to hear him scream," a gangster said in a phone call intercepted by police. "Nothing remained at all. I said, wow, how a pig can eat!"

The grisly death of the mobster, who was reportedly killed as revenge for the murder of a rival boss, was uncovered as part of a crackdown that has resulted in the seizure of $100 million in assets in Rome and Calabria.