POZZUOLI, ITALY - 8 OCTOBER 2016: Cristina Pinto (47), also known as "Nikita", a former Camorra killer turned into a fisherwoman, poses for a portrait by her fishing boat in the port of Pozzuoli, a city of the Metropolitan area of Naples, Italy, on October 8th 2016.
Cristina Pinto started her criminal career at 16 with armed robberies. By the time she turned 20 years old, she became the bodyguard of Camorra boss Mario Perrella as well as the first woman to become a killer for the criminal organization. When she was arrested in 1992, at the age of 22 years old, she was charged and sentenced for at least three homicides and for criminal conspiracy. She spent the following 22 years in prison. When released, she became a fisherwoman. She now fishes with her partner Raffaele.
- ©2016 Gianni Cipriano
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