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The mouthpiece  for Mafia ”Boss of Bosses”  Toto Riina said  Tuesday that  Riina is too sick to face  hearings  for ordering the massacre of 16 people in a train bombing at Christmas 1984.

Lawyer Luca Cianferoni said that he will make an unspecified request of the court, as it continues new hearings into the Rapido 904 case, reports Ansa News

Prosecutors in Florence earlier this year charged Riina with ordering the massacre aboard the Rapido 904 train on the Florence-Milan line after secret case files were declassified by Premier Matteo Renzi.

Riina, 83,  dubbed ”The Beast” due to his violent nature, is  serving several  life sentences for his leading role  in the 1992 murders of anti-Mafia crusading magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, among others.

Riina has had three heart bypasses and is said to be suffering from back and thyroid problems, as well as suspected prostate cancer.