RIMINI. The last gesture that Maximo Aldana addressed to Noelia Rodriguez was a hug, then, when she was refused, just as she had already refused many times to continue with him in Rimini a relationship that began 17 years earlier in Peru, He hugged her and stabbed her in the abdomen with a kitchen knife. They fell to the ground and hit her 20 more times, killing her and injuring her 27-year-old daughter, who threw herself on them to block her father. In her pocket, she kept an engagement ring.
The dynamics of the 43rd Italian femicide were made known today by the Rimini Police, in a meeting with the press held by the chief prosecutor of Rimini, Elisabetta Melotti, and by the police, Rosanna Lavezzaro. Investigators interrogated Aldana throughout yesterday evening, obtaining a full confession and a translation of her in prison. The man, 54 years old of Peruvian nationality, as well as the victim (46 years old) and his daughter, had only been in Italy for a month and had no job. He had come to our country to try to mend a relationship that had lasted for a long time, but which with the distance had worn out. Noelia, a caregiver by profession, had been here for several years and she had already made it clear several times that she did not want to continue the relationship.
However, the woman had decided to meet him in the apartment where the crime was committed, perhaps encouraged by the presence of his daughter and granddaughter.
Certainly, the prospect troubled her, because before going there she had talked about it with a friend, also asking her to keep her passport. She feared he would take it from her to hold her back. The agents said they found a ring in Aldana’s pocket and therefore assumed that she intended to ask Noelia to marry him. It is not clear whether he came up with the proposal, but it is a fact that this man with no criminal record suddenly turned into a femicide. Fatal was a stab in the back of her, probably delivered while Noelia was trying to free herself. As for her daughter, the wounds in her hand and abdomen were healed in 20 days and she has already been discharged from the Hospital of the Sick in Rimini.