The boy asked the woman for money to buy alcohol and drugs
San Giovanni La Punta (Catania) – The soldiers of the San Giovanni La Punta station arrested a 31-year-old local, for mistreatment in the family. The man in fact subjected his 53-year-old mother to unspeakable physical and psychological harassment, forcing her, with death threats, to be given money in order to then buy alcohol and drugs.
Already in 2009 the woman had been forced to report her son for the same reasons but now she even preferred to abandon her home to escape his increasingly violent and pressing threats: “Give me the money otherwise I’ll kill you and be careful when you go at work!”. The woman had taken refuge in an accommodation made available to him by the rehabilitation facility where he is working. The worsening of the situation, however, despite the fact that he no longer lived as a child, led the poor woman to report him again in the hope of providing him with concrete help also because she had learned that, clouded by the fumes of alcohol, he had also had an accident.
The man’s mother had once gone home to get some clothes, taking advantage of her son’s absence; but the latter had appeared suddenly, precipitating the context.