Unfortunately, the settling of accounts between ex-Fascists and within the ranks of the Partisans themselves rumbled on well beyond the end of the war and is one of the darker areas of modern Italian history.
But was it the case here? The "Official Gino Marinuzzi Site" (in Italian only) says he died of chronic liver failure which killed him in just three days. No reference is made to alternative versions, even for the purpose of refuting them. A quite long Google search found only one fleeting reference, on a rather strange site, to the idea that Gino Marinuzzi Senior was "assassinated by the Comunists".
The Italians love mysteries, but the onus would seem to be on those who believe the conspiracy theory to produce evidence that the "official" facts are wrong.
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