Italian ‘revenge killer’ who hunted down and executed two burglars because they insulted his mother’s honour by leaving a sex toy on his parents’ bed is arrested
- Maurizio Archinito, 26, shot dead two Albanian men near Milan in 2012
- Alban Medha, 51, and Ndue Bruka, 28, entered his family home and robbed them
- The pair then left a vibrator on Archinito’s parents’ bed during the robbery
- Authorities described murders as a ‘revenge killing’ by Archinito and brother
- Archinito caught by Spanish police in Barcelona this week after going on the run
Maurizio Archinito, 26, shot dead Alban Medha, 51, and Ndue Bruka, 28, in Abbiategrasso near Milan in 2012
An Italian runaway murderer who shot two Albanian men dead in a ‘revenge killing’ in 2012, and then skipped bail, has been caught by police in Barcelona, Spain.
Maurizio Archinito, 26, shot and killed Alban Medha, 51, and Ndue Bruka, 28, in Abbiategrasso near Milan in 2012, after they broke into their family home and left a vibrator on his parents’ bed.
Archinito was convicted of their murders alongside his brother Mattia in July last year, but fled to Spain while out on bail.
Archinito was initially acquitted after his mother provided a false alibi, claiming he had been at home with her watching Italian film ‘L’onore e il rispetto’ – English for ‘Honour and Respect.’
However, the not-guilty verdict was overturned on appeal in July 2018, and he fled to Spain where he was caught by police selling drugs.
A spokesman for Spanish National Police said today: ‘National Police officers have arrested in Sabadell, in the province of Barcelona, a man who was on the run from Italian authorities.
‘He was given a life sentence for murdering two Albanian men with his brother in a revenge killing.
‘The victims had apparently committed a robbery in the fugitive’s family home, where they carried out an offensive gesture towards the brothers’ honour which led to the revenge act.’
Caught: A spokesman for Spanish National Police confirmed Maurizio Archinito’s arrest in the city of Sabadell near Barcelona today
The murders, pictured, were described as a ‘revenge hit’ for leaving the sex toy on the bed of Archinito’s parents
‘The murders took place on November 16 2012 in Abbiategrasso near Milan.
‘The detainee and his brother shot two Albanians dead with a rifle and a pistol, killing them with a final shot from close range because of it being a revenge killing.
Archinito was convicted of their murders alongside his brother Mattia, pictured
‘The motive was the offensive gesture the victims apparently committed during the robbery, which was leaving a vibrator on the brothers’ parents bed.’
The police force added in a statement: ‘Two months ago Spanish National Police received information from their Italian counterparts situating the fugitive in the province of Barcelona.
‘Intensive work by investigators enabled them to discover he could be hiding out at an address in Sabadell using a falsified Italian ID document.
‘It was subsequently discovered he was frequenting a cannabis club and making ends meet as a drug dealer.
‘He was tracked down and arrested in Sabadell with his fake documentation and 2,100 euros on him.’
Archinito now faces being flown back to his homeland after an extradition hearing at a court in Madrid.