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Marco Pantani murder theory lives on in Italian courts

Marco Pantani murder theory lives on in Italian courts

Italian judge orders a hearing in February to take one final look at the circumstances surrounding the death of former professional Marco Pantani in 2004 Marco Pantani in the 1999 Giro d’Italia Credit: Graham Watson The long-running legal case relating the death of former Italian professional cyclist Marco Pantani appears set to continue as a judge has decided to hold a hearing to ascertain whether all possibilities of the cause of death have been explored.

It took Napoleon Bonaparte’s arrival and orders to see Milan’s famous Duomo completed after hundreds of years, and it may take something just as drastic to end Pantani’s murder investigation.

A legal tug-of-war in the seaside town of Rimini continues with Pantani’s parents insisting that he was murdered instead of overdosing on cocaine as the original investigation concluded shortly after his death on February 14, 2004.

The case, seeming ready for closure, was kept alive by a judge’s decision yesterday to hold a hearing on February 24 to decide if all possible avenues have been explored in their murder theory.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, investigating judge Vinicio Cantarini said yesterday that he wants to determine before closing the case if there are other possibilities leading […]

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