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Third Member Of Satanic Band Convicted Of Murder

Following the conviction earlier this year of the ringleader and a second member of the so-called "Beasts of Satan" cult for the gruesome murder of three friends - a teenage couple and the main culprit's own girlfriend - a Milan juveniles court on Monday handed down a 19-year prison sentence to a third man, Mario Maccione, for his part in the couple's slaying. After four hours of deliberation, the court acquitted a second suspect, Massimiliano Magni, of involvement in the couple's murder.

The mother of Chiara Marino - who was shot and buried in wood near Milan with her boyfriend Fabio Tolli in 1998 when she was 19 and Fabio just 16 - reacted to the news with tears and anger. "This is not justice - it's a scandal. Maccione and Magni are both assassins. Nineteen years are too few for the loss of my daughter - I want them both to serve life," she sobbed. She said she had hoped Magni would be sentenced to at least half the length of time requested by public prosecutors.

"Human justice has its limits. Divine justice is limitless and will punish the guilty sooner or later," was the comment of Fabio Tollis' father. "Once we learn the grounds for the verdicts (in a month's time) we will decide whether to appeal or not," said prosecuting magistrate Ciro Cascone. Both Maccione and Magni were also suspected of an earlier attempt to kill Chiara and Fabio.

In February, Andrea Volpe - the leader of a heavy metal group and mastermind of the murders of Marino and Tolli, as well as that of his own girfriend, 27-year-old Mariangela Pezzotta, who was shot and buried alive in a forest in 2004 - received a 30-year jail term for the killings. A second man, Pietro Guerrieri, was sentenced to a 16 years in prison, while a third man was cleared.

The murders, carried out as part of drug fuelled rituals involving sex and heavy metal music, and claims by group members that they were acting in the name of Satan, shocked Italy, prompting concern among many parents, religious and community leaders over the kind of company young people may be keeping, and the extent of such Satanic sects in Italy.

Five more members of the 'Beasts of Satan' are due to stand trial in June, and will also face questioning over the suicide of another young woman, who died whilst drunk and drugged at the wheel of her car as it reached speeds of 180 kilometres per hour.

Source: AKI

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1. relentless austin writes:

Thanks alot , you sick f***s!!!
This is why so many people associate metal with violence and devil worship!

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Comrade_Potato writes:

Oh God (whom i dont believe in) ..... this just furthers the mainstream/popular thouhgt that heavy metal is ALL about death, anarchy, suicide and satanicsim and that just lsitening to it once will turn you into a murdering beast (if it doesnt make you kill yourself first) and that all heavy metallers are social outcasts and/or cuthroats and widen the scope of "acceptable/ethical music" to encompass NO metal ... they're even calling Linkin Park dark now!

Thanks alot "Beasts of Satan" for f***ing this.

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metal_is_the_answer writes:

this is just sick. and only 19 years? WTF is that?

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brokenwings13 writes:

For once they aren't blaming Marilyn Manson. But that's besides the point. There is no ethical music anymore, it's either "Satanic," rap, which demeans women, or crap like Maroon 5 which have alot of innuendos in their songs. The younger kids are growing up too fast into this culture.

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Comrade_Potato writes:

by "acceptable/ethical" i mean music that parents will let their kids listen too and it's about time someone metions rap just AS demeaning/degrading as metal.

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. sex writes:

shameful

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brokenwings13 writes:

I've always thought rap was like that. See, I don't think little kids should listen to it and metal, until they know what the band is singing about and that they understand it. Can you imagine an 8-year-old listening to "F**ked with a Knife"?

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BLACKDOG writes:

AGREED !!! Just for the record I find that song somewhat disturbing as an adult.Music definatly is changing.What knowone want's to do however is acknowledge the parent's responsibility in all this.As far as satanism is concerned anybody that get's involved in that stuff usually is a little on the other side of thing's anyway.I have an associate yes and he's cool although strange at times.I wouldn't leave one of my younger family members alone with him.I could be wrong to feel that way but until someone can prove it that's how I feel.In any event sh** like this does not help the over all image and is giving BUSH's cronies all the excuse to do with metal and Hip Hop what they are attempting to do with Porn and that's get rid of it all together.No more counterculture no more individual right's etc etc.We'll all be in church on sunday LIKE IT OR NOT !!!

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brokenwings13 writes:

Yep, I'm not sure I'd want a kid listening to that. There's nothing wrong with any of that music if you know what you're listening to. Kids don't grasp that if Snoop Dogg is talking about 'doin' it doggiestyle' he's talking about sex, or what it means.

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BLACKDOG writes:

The sad part is I'd rather my kid listen to a dirty Rap song about sex as upposed to a song by NWA called DOPE MAN wich makes being a drug dealer sound cool.I mean atleast a song about sex is discussing something natural that everybody does that a child will eventually begin to do somwheir down the road god willing after they've matured.I'm not downing Hip Hop but it does have a f***ed up side just like Metal.The reason you don't hear about it hear is because this a Metal site.

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metal is the answer writes:

yeah, sex is better than violence

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, I suppose you can explain sex better than a drug user or dealer. I wouldn't want my kids to listen to a song called "Cop Killer" either.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. metal is the answer writes:

but these are sick people we're dealing with. satanism is awful, and when i think about what some of these people who do these terrible things in satan's name it makes me want to throw up

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brokenwings13 writes:

Go puke then. Satanism is the opposite of Christianity, if there was no Satan and peace, we wouldn't be fighting for anything.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 12:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. druid writes:

good point, now go and get a gun and shoot some christians....

crazy b****!

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 2:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RememberMetal? writes:

feh.

it's damaged people....Parents are the ones who are to be held responsible for what their kids see and hear, period.

Another thing, everyone here would NOT be where they are today if they didnt listen to something that their parents may have found objectionable at one point or another......

When I was 11 (1991...God i'm old) I was keeping my Offspring, Dinosaur Jr, Faith No More and Nirvana records (yes that is where i started, i'm 24 and my tastes have matured)....a secret and turned down pretty low, or used headphones.

Did you not listen to dark, risque, violent or strange music at some point and feel like "hehe, if my parents knew about this they'd be soooooo upset"

THAT is as much a part of growing up as learning to ride your bike, your first kiss, graduating highschool and losing your virginity as anything else....

AM I WRONG?????

Loving music that parents hate is a right of passage in our f***ed up little culture. It has been since the roaring 20's...it certainly was in the Elvis days.....the Beatles sure had alot of parents worried about their daughters........and we dont need to get into the details of hair metal and gangsta' rap debauchery...

yes those who murder in the name of anything INCLUDING but not limited to satan are f***ed ducks.

they are damaged goods and must be punished....certainly more severely than 19 years.....The point is these maniacs would have done this in the name of something else (maybe a christian or hindu god) if satan werent so counter-culture......No matter what these people were social defects alot like muffy and this would have happend in some other way with or without satanic metal.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 2:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brokenwings 13 writes:

By the way blackdog, when can i suck your d***? i love nothing more than to be abused for my ancestors past sins!

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. skeer 1 writes:

24 and has it all figured out. you're a genius remembercrap.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BLACKDOG writes:

Remembermetal if I mispoke I'm sorry you are right my parent's blew a gasket when they discoverd my love for KISS all though's years ago.What I meant was parent's are not guiding their children as they ounce did.That's all I meant.On another note someone's putting word's in my mouth if you read any and all of my post's I never implied or saide that White People should be punisehed for the sin's of their ancestor's.Hell my first love was a white girl.Nowaday's if you think about it most of the people in America these day's are not even related to the ancestors in question, but I'll humor you with a small tid bit of my knowledge which is way beyond yours apparently.the Europeans did not develop racist Ideals toward African's till the Crusades because the MOORISH KNIGHTS more commonly known as Arab's were at one point darker than I've ever been.It's amazing how something like a war can effect the way people think all these hundred's of year's later.I could also go into the Illuminati conspiracie.However I doubt a certaine sh** staine could handle that.I would suggest you read that instead of the Turner Diaries.Then you'll understand what I mean when I say that someone is beniffiting from keeping the races from coming together as one united people.People who don't care about skin color or wheir you come from or what kind of music you listen too or your granddaddy stole my granddaddies goat back when they still lived in Ireland or whatever.(FEEL FREE TO AD LIB REMEMBER METAL).However I think I know what MUFFIES problem is. You want to take me up your a$$ don't you .You want to SUCK MY d*** LIKE THEIRS A JOB IN IT FOR YOU DONT YOU !!! You Wan't Me to Ride You HARD and put you away DRY DON'T YOU!!!.SILLY fa**ot THIS d***'S FOR CHICK'S.NOW GET OFF MINE HE-b****.I'm sure your town has a gay bar or two .GO FIND IT !!! Seriously that's why you just keep trying right.You've got these strange felling's toward strong dominant men and you don't know how to deal with it so you get off on abuse.You need counselling my friend.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brokenwings13 writes:

Blackdog, that wasn't me up there, you know that.

f**king imposter!!

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BLACKDOG writes:

Of course don't woryy about it .

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. BLACKDOG writes:

OOPPS i meant worry.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. zaratan writes:

those sick f***s piss me off. how did they only get 16-30 yrs.? they should spend the rest of their lives in jail for doing that sh**. That justs adds to the mainstream opinion of heavy metal=satanic bastards bent on killing people and destroying the world.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh writes:

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# Apr 29, 2005 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brokenwings13 writes:

Zaratan, I know, there are tons of cases in the US of rapists and child molesters, and even murderers that only get the minimum sentence and the judge or jury realizes their mistake AFTER the convict gets released and commits another crime. It's a shame.

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