Succo, Roberto

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Succo, Roberto Gender: M
born on 3 April 1962 at 13:10 (= 1:10 PM )
Place Mestre, Italy, 45n29, 12e15
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°16' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°38 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 11°59'


Italian serial killer who shot and killed his parents and seven other persons. Captured, he killed himself in February 1988. Director Cedric Kah made a movie of Succo's life.

In Mestre, on the morning of 4/11/1981, the 19-year-old youth killed his parents with his boy scout knife, angry at them for not letting him use the car. Police located him a few days later in Udine. Psychiatric evaluation stated that he was irresponsible and he was committed to a lunatic asylum in Reggio Amelia.

After good behavior, several years later Roberto was allowed to continue his studies in semi-liberty, being allowed to attend the University by day and reporting to the hospital at night. He watched for an opportunity to escape and made his attempt in the summer '86. He reappeared during the next year in the south of France where he began his bloody crime odyssey. He went by the name of Andre and the tabloids nicknamed him "the crazy Andre," "the full moon killer."

Roberto's passions were with powerful guns and cars. From his location in south of France, he wounded a person who survived and also killed a law officer, escaping to Switzerland and later to Italy. The total of his homicides, along with his parents, came to seven people.

The story came to a conclusion in February '88 when he was arrested in Treviso, carrying the Smith and Wesson .38 that had been used a month before in murder. Upon capture, Robertino was delirious, yelling insults in Italian about Italian women and the difficulty of being a male. He also quoted Stendhal in French "Women change and those who trust them are crazy." Of his crimes, he said it seemed that he was watching a film, said he was not there. He cried, screamed and collapsed and in the end, confessed. Two days later he tried to escape and was on the prison roof for a few hours before he fell, ending up with three broken ribs. Two months later, he killed himself with gas.

In the complex story, 13 years later authorities exhumed the body of a French girl killed in 1987 for DNA testing to link the murder to Succo.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 11 April 1981 (Killed his parents)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 1986 (Escaped from institution)

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni quotes B.C. Datanotizie No.46, 11/2002


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Institutionalized (Asylum several years)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Ran to France and Switzerland)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (One wounded and survived)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial (Savage killings)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (While in prison)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name ("the crazy Andre")
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Serial killer)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection