Man Kills His Lawyer, Judge, Co-Defendant in Milan Court

April 9, 2015 4:37 PM

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A man on trial for fraudulent bankruptcy opened fire in Milan's courthouse Thursday in a "cold, premeditated" spree, killing his lawyer, a co-defendant and a judge before being captured nearly 25 kilometers away as he fled on a motorbike, officials said.

Premier Matteo Renzi promised a robust investigation into how the gunman, Claudio Giardiello, managed to bring a pistol into the fortress-like tribunal, where metal detectors are used for visitors but not for employees, magistrates and accredited lawyers.

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