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Man arrested in Palermo over fatal burning of homeless man (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Man arrested in Palermo over fatal burning of homeless man (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
A man has been arrested in Palermo, Italy following a horrific fatal attack on a homeless man who was burned alive while sleeping on the streets.

Police launched a manhunt Saturday for the suspect who set the man alight after dousing him with a flammable liquid. Footage of the attack was caught on CCTV and uploaded to the site of Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

WARNING: Contains graphic images, viewer discretion advised

Video of the incident shows a hooded man approaching the victim, 45-year-old Marcello Cimino, as he slept under a blanket in a porch next to a soup kitchen.

Locals reportedly heard the victim screaming but he succumbed to his injuries by the time emergency services arrived at the scene.

According to La Repubblica, a suspect identified as Giuseppe Pecoraro, also 45, has confessed to the murder. Pecoraro, who police say worked at a gas station, reportedly believed the victim had been having an affair with the woman he was seeing.