The former head of the Sicilian mafia Cosa Nostra, Matteo Messina Money,Arrested in January after 30 years on the run, he is in an irreversible coma in the L’Aquila hospital (center), where he was recently transferred from prison.
The doctors decided today to suspend his diet and since September 12, the treatment had been withdrawn and only palliative therapy was applied, according to local media.
The 61-year-old gangster suffered from a colon cancer for three years and was arrested on January 16 when he went to undergo chemotherapy at a clinic in the Sicilian capital, Palermo.
He was later taken to the maximum security prison in L’Aquila (center) but after his health worsened, the authorities decided to transfer him to the prisoner unit of the hospital in that city, amidst strong security measures.
The criminal has left a “biological will” or last will document in which he asks that his life not be prolonged through treatments or machinery, according to the same sources.