Leoluca Bagarella circa 1995
|Born||February 3, 1942 |
|Spouse||Vincenza Marchese (believed to be deceased)|
Leoluca Bagarella (born Corleone, February 3, 1942) is an Italian criminal and member of the Sicilian Mafia. Events 1112 - Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry uniting the fortunes of those two states Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sicily ( Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia) is an autonomous region of Italy. Life imprisonment or life incarceration is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime often for most Events 1112 - Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry uniting the fortunes of those two states Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment Sicily ( Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia) is an autonomous region of Italy. The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra) is a Sicilian Criminal Secret society which is believed to have first developed in the mid-19th century He is from the town of Corleone and was a member of the Corleonesi. Corleone ( Cunigghiuni in Sicilian) is a small town of approximately 12000 inhabitants in the Province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy The Corleonesi is the name given to a faction within the Sicilian Mafia that dominated Cosa Nostra in the 1980s and the 1990s
Bagarella sided with Luciano Leggio in the late 1950s when Leggio wiped out the former Mafia boss of Corleone Michele Navarra and his men. Luciano Leggio ( January 6, 1925 &ndash November 16, 1993) was an Italian criminal and leading figure of the Sicilian The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive Dr Michele Navarra ( January 5, 1905 - August 2, 1958) was a powerful member of the Sicilian Mafia. Bagarella became the brother-in-law of Salvatore Riina when, in 1974, Bagarella's sister, Ninetta married Riina. Salvatore Riina, also known as Totò Riina (born November 16, 1930, Corleone) is a member of the Sicilian Mafia who Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. That was the same year Leggio was imprisoned and Riina became the boss of the Corleonesi. The Brother-In-Law became Leoluca's nickname because of his relationship to Riina. Bagarella's own wife, Vincenza Marchese, was the sister of Giuseppe Marchese and the niece of Fillipo Marchese, a notorious killer and high ranking member of the Corleonesi. Giuseppe Marchese (born c 1962) was a member of the Sicilian Mafia, who turned state witness ( Pentito) Filippo Marchese (died 1982 was a leading figure in the Sicilian Mafia and a Hitman suspected of dozens of Homicides He was the boss of
According to the pentito, Tommaso Buscetta who had spent three months with Bagarella in a prison infirmary, Bagarella is said to have have mental problems and has been involved in possibly 300 murders. Pentito ( Italian he who has repented, Plural pentiti) designates people in Italy who formerly part of criminal or terrorist Tommaso Buscetta (Palermo July 13, 1928 - New York April 2, 2000) was a Sicilian Mafioso.  Bagarella also killed police chief Boris Giuliano as well as a nephew of Tommaso Buscetta's, one of many of Buscetta's relatives to die since he betrayed the Mafia. Giorgio Boris Giuliano ( Piazza Armerina (Enna October 22, 1930 - Palermo July 21, 1979) was a Police chief from Tommaso Buscetta (Palermo July 13, 1928 - New York April 2, 2000) was a Sicilian Mafioso.
Two of Bagarella's brothers were also Mafiosi; his elder brother, Calogero Bagarella, was shot dead on December 10, 1969, in the Viale Lazio in Palermo, during a shootout with rival mafioso Michele Cavataio and Cavataio's men, known as the Viale Lazio bloodbath. Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Michele Cavataio (Palermo 1929 - Palermo December 10, 1969) also known as The Cobra was a powerful member of the Sicilian Mafia A second brother, Giuseppe, was murdered in prison in 1972. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Following Riina's arrest in early 1993, Bagarella is believed to have taken over a section of the Corleonesi, rivalling Riina's primary successor, Bernardo Provenzano. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Bernardo Provenzano (born January 31, 1933 in Corleone, Italy) is a member of the Sicilian Mafia ( Cosa Nostra However, just two-years later, on June 24, 1995, Bagarella was arrested, having been a fugitive for four years. Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 A fugitive is a person who is fleeing from Custody, whether it be from private Slavery, a government Arrest, government or non-government questioning  When he was arrested at his home the carabinieri noticed that there was no sign of his wife, just a bunch of flowers in front of her picture on the mantelpiece – a sign of mourning. Bagarella was wearing a locket with her picture – another sign of mourning. Rumours muttered that Bagarella had killed his wife, unable to stand the shame of being married to the sister of an infame, a mafioso turned pentito. Pentito ( Italian he who has repented, Plural pentiti) designates people in Italy who formerly part of criminal or terrorist However, other sources said that Vincenza had committed suicide after Giuseppe Marchese began collaborating with authorities. Giuseppe Marchese (born c 1962) was a member of the Sicilian Mafia, who turned state witness ( Pentito) Another version was that she was clinically depressed, after a series of miscarriages. She had left a letter declaring her shame and asking her husband for forgiveness. 
Tommaso Buscetta knew him in prison back in the 1970s and had the following to say about Bagarella: "I prefer not to speak about him, I think he doesn't belong to the human species. Tommaso Buscetta (Palermo July 13, 1928 - New York April 2, 2000) was a Sicilian Mafioso. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. . . in prison everybody feared him. I remember we stayed three months together in the prison infirmary and the only words he told me were good morning and good evening"
Bagarella was convicted of multiple murder and imprisoned for life. Life imprisonment or life incarceration is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime often for most In 2002 he protested about his treatment under a new law that placed heavy restrictions on jailed Mafia bosses to prevent them from running their criminal empires from behind bars. At a court appearance that June, Bagarella made some thinly veiled threats to the Italian government, saying the Mafia is "tired of being exploited, humiliated, oppressed and used like goods exchanged among the various political forces. " Some interpreted this as a sign the Mafia was annoyed that its previously cozy relationship with politicians had broken down, as if the harsh restrictions on the Mafia bosses was betraying some sort of clandestine promise made to them by (unnamed) politicians.