Giuseppe De Vito, Montreal mobster, died of cyanide poisoning

A Quebec coroner's report reveals that well-known Montreal Mafia member Giuseppe De Vito died from cyanide poisoning in July.

Well-known associate of Rizzuto clan found dead in his prison cell in July

Giuseppe De Vito was found dead in his prison cell in July under mysterious circumstances. The Quebec coroner now says he died from cyanide poisoning. (PC/SPVIM)

A Quebec coroner's report reveals that well-known Montreal Mafia member Giuseppe De Vito died from cyanide poisoning in July.

De Vito was found unconscious in his cell at the federal prison in Donnacona in July.

The 46-year-old, who was associated with the Rizzuto clan, was arrested in 2010, and convicted of conspiracy to import drugs and gangsterism. 

According to the coroner's report, tests found toxic-levels of cyanide in De Vito's blood and stomach.

De Vito was also the husband of Adele Sorella, who is in prison for killing their two daughters while he was on the run.

On June 24, she was convicted of first-degree murder in the March 2009 deaths of the children.