A single shot was fatal, but death was not immediate
The blows to little Elena were dealt with a weapon compatible with a kitchen knife, which has not yet been found. From the advances of the autopsy doctor it can be said right now that “the blows are more than eleven”. The prosecutor of Catania, Carmelo Zuccaro, says this about the case of little Elena, the child of Mascalucia killed by her mother who confessed to her crime.
A single blow, adds the prosecutor, was lethal “because it severed the arterial vessels of the subclavian artery, but death was not immediate. The death occurred more than an hour after the meal that the child had eaten at school at around 13 ».
Meanwhile Martina remains in prison. This was decided by the judge of the preliminary investigations Daniela Monaco Crea that she validated the detention ordered by the prosecutor and issued an order of custody in prison, hypothesizing the crimes of premeditated and pluri-aggravated murder and concealment of the body. Yesterday morning Martina, her second day in prison, answered the questions of the magistrate about her, admitting that she was the one who committed the crime and that she did it alone.