A Sicilian mafia boss who ordered the assassination of his daughter from behind bars because she was in love with a policeman has been arrested—after his son refused to carry out the hit.
Godfather Pino Scaduto began blaming his earlier arrest and conviction on his daughter’s burgeoning relationship with a senior Italian policeman.
Investigators scouring his prison correspondence discovered chilling references to a specific “gift” he wanted to give to his daughter.
Detectives say Scaduto, who was released from prison in April, then told his son to kill her, with the words: “Your sister has become an informer.”
But Scaduto junior—who is already facing a separate murder charge—was reluctant to obey.
“I don’t want to do it,” he said, in a conversation intercepted by police. “If you want it done, do it yourself. Why should I deal with the problem? I’m 30.”
Scaduto senior, who …