BOSS OF MAFIA SWALLOWS GUARD’S FINGER IN ROME JAIL FIGHT
Giuseppe Fanara, 60, who is serving a life sentence at Rome’s Rebibbia prison, bit off and swallowed a prison guard’s finger during an altercation.
Fanara, a Sicilian mafia boss, is serving a life sentence at Rome’s Rebibbia prison, attacked seven guards in June when they came to inspect his cell.
Fanara, from Sicily’s notorious Cosa Nostra clan, was nine years into his sentence under Italy’s tough “41-bis” prison regime usually applied to mafia members.
Accordingly, during the altercation, Fanara bit off the agent’s little finger on his right hand.
The finger disappeared, leading a Rome prosecutor to conclude it had been eaten.
The prisoner then charged the six other guards, using a broomstick as a weapon, allegedly shouting, “I’ll slit your throats like pigs!”.
Fanara has since been transferred to Sardinia’s high-security Sassari prison, the paper said, adding that he faced new charges, including aggravated assault and resisting arrest.