“Mario was everything to me. A true brother, a friend and an exceptional point of reference. The sentence certainly cannot give me back my brother, but it helps me to live my deep pain because it is a just sentence that reflects the gravity of the facts and the barbaric and cruel way in which Mario lost his life ”. So at Adnkronos Paolo Cerciello Rega, brother of Mario the deputy sergeant of the carabinieri killed on 26 July 2019 in Rome, following the sentence of life imprisonment for the two Americans Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale Hjort. Read also “Thanks to the Court of Assizes of Rome for the intense work done also during the months of lockdown and thanks to my lawyer Ester Molinaro and to the office of Professor Coppi for the way in which they stood by my side and fought – he underlines – to defend the honor of my brother Mario, who died while he was in the service of our country ”.