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‘If someone wants to have a good career in Cosa Nostra he must always be available … I wanted a career, and I’d accepted this from the outset because I was walking on air. At that time I was a soldier in Cosa Nostra, I obeyed orders, and I knew that by strangling a little boy I would make a career for myself. I was walking on air.’

A man of honour explains why he obeyed an order from his boss to kill a child and dissolve his body in acid (1996)