Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRoberto Ruffilli
IN THE NEWS

Roberto Ruffilli

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
April 17, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Terrorists Saturday murdered an Italian senator who was a key political adviser and close friend of incoming Prime Minister Ciriaco De Mita in a resurgence of extremist violence aimed at "the heart of the state." The assassination of unprotected Sen. Roberto Ruffilli in the home of relatives in northern Italy caught Italian anti-terrorist police looking the other way.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 20, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
On a soft spring afternoon in the provincial town of Forli, the postmen rang once. A relaxed Roberto Ruffilli, his tie loose, turned down the classical music he loved and opened the door. The postmen first proffered a neatly wrapped package, then showed a 7.65-millimeter pistol. They backed Ruffilli into the living room, forced him onto a sofa and shot him three times. They left in a stolen van altered to look like a post office truck.
Advertisement
NEWS
April 20, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
On a soft spring afternoon in the provincial town of Forli, the postmen rang once. A relaxed Roberto Ruffilli, his tie loose, turned down the classical music he loved and opened the door. The postmen first proffered a neatly wrapped package, then showed a 7.65-millimeter pistol. They backed Ruffilli into the living room, forced him onto a sofa and shot him three times. They left in a stolen van altered to look like a post office truck.
NEWS
April 17, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Terrorists Saturday murdered an Italian senator who was a key political adviser and close friend of incoming Prime Minister Ciriaco De Mita in a resurgence of extremist violence aimed at "the heart of the state." The assassination of unprotected Sen. Roberto Ruffilli in the home of relatives in northern Italy caught Italian anti-terrorist police looking the other way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1988 | From Reuters
Police said Friday that they arrested nine leftist extremists in an important strike against Italian urban guerrillas. They said all nine, whom they did not name, were charged with involvement in the Fighting Communist Party (PCC), considered the most dangerous offshoot of the Red Brigades. The PCC claimed responsibility for the April murder of Roberto Ruffilli, a prominent senator.
NEWS
May 17, 1988
Two warrants were issued in Italy in connection with the killing of a close aide to Italian Prime Minister Ciriaco De Mita. The suspects were identified by judicial officials in Forli, central Italy, as Maria Cappello, 34, wife of wanted guerrilla suspect Fabio Ravalli, 36, and Giovanni Alimonti, an alleged leftist urban guerrilla. They are wanted on charges of complicity in the shooting of Sen. Roberto Ruffilli, a Christian Democrat, at his home in Forli on April 16.
NEWS
June 21, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
After one of their biggest anti-terrorist raids in recent years, the Italian national police focused Monday on what it called a new breed of low-profile Red Brigades extremists who camouflage themselves in big-city anonymity. Examining magistrates met in Milan to examine evidence seized Friday in a terrorist hide-out, an apartment on the outskirts of the city. Police questioned nine Red Brigades suspects arrested after the raid.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|