26-year-old woman shot dead in a street by an ex near Catania – English
(ANSA) – CATANIA, AUG 23 – A 26-year-old woman was shot dead on a street in Aci Trezza near Catania on Sunday evening and her 38-year-old ex-boyfriend, the main suspect, was found hanged on a farm in the area on Monday.
The riflemen had launched a manhunt for the man, who had been cited for tracking down the woman, who was called Vanessa Zappalà.
She was reportedly hit by several shots as she was walking with friends along the seafront in Aci Trezza, a seaside hamlet of Aci Castello.
The boyfriend, named Antonino Sciuto, had been placed under house arrest for stalking.
His body was found hanged in the farm building in the countryside in Trecastagni.
Carabinieri police found him after spotting his car parked outside.
Autopsies have been ordered.
The center-left Democratic Party (PD) said Zappala’s muder was “a defeat for the state like all pre-announced cases of femicide.”
Feminicides have increased in Italy during recent COVID-19 closures.
Aci Trezza is famous in Italian literature for having served as the setting for Giovanni Verga’s masterpiece “I Malavoglia” (The House of the Medlar).
Sciuto’s Facebook profile contains the famous line from Al Pacino’s hit Scarface, “I’m forgetting nothing, I’m just waiting for the right moment” as well as a photo of a man pointing a gun at the head of a woman. woman, captioned “I love you”. (ANSA).
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