MILAN, 01 FEB – The elements “collected during the investigations” on the “personality” of Carlotta Benusiglio and on “her relationship with Venturi” exclude “the existence of realistic suicidal intentions of the woman” and reinforce “the accusatory hypothesis in the sense of hold the responsibility” of the 47-year-old “for the murder”. The prosecutor of Milan writes Francesca Crupi who presented an appeal to ask that Marco Venturi, sentenced to 6 years for “death as a result of another crime”, i.e. stalking his ex-partner, be recognized in the second degree, however, responsible for voluntary homicide in the death of the 37-year-old fashion designer. The woman was found hanged with a scarf from a tree in the gardens of Piazza Napoli, in Milan, on the night of May 31, 2016. The first verdict on the case arrived in June last year, which remained a ‘whodunit’ for more than six years , with a decision that had surprised: for the investigating judge Raffaella Mascarino it was not murder but death, a suicide or a demonstrative act that ended in tragedy, was caused by her ex-partner, who allegedly subjected her to harassment, physical and psychological, and threats. The prosecutor, however, reiterates that the woman would have been strangled that night, after yet another quarrel, by her then partner, who would then have staged suicide. All the elements exist, writes the prosecutor, “to be able to classify Benusiglio’s death in the context of the so-called ‘feminicide’, that is, the murder committed by those who, after having mistreated, harassed, persecuted and used violence against their partner causes his death”. In the first instance you had asked for 30 years. Venturi’s lawyers, the lawyer Andrea Belotti and Veronica Rasoli, also filed an appeal: about forty pages to ask that he be acquitted, because he is innocent. (HANDLE).
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