Arrest and Trial
Strangio was arrested on March 12, 2009, in Diemen, a suburb of Amsterdam, where he was living in with his wife and son. His brother-in-law, Francesco Romeo, was arrested as well. He is to be extradited to Italy, not Germany, a Dutch court ruled on May 13, 2009. Italy seeks to prosecute him not only for the 2007 Duisburg killings, but also for membership of a criminal organization. Italy's reasons were more compelling than Germany's. The Duisburg killings had been the result of clashes between rival clans in the Italian town of San Luca. "Therefore the relation with Italy is bigger than the relation with Duisburg where the crime took place," according to the judge in Amsterdam.
The trial against the clans involved in the feud started on April 14, 2010, in Locri. Strangio followed the hearing via video link to his prison cell in Rome. On July 12, 2011, the Corte d'Assise of Locri sentenced Strangio to life imprisonment for the Duisburg killings.
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