"Kick the belly of the pregnant wife", 41-year-old in judgment: the victim will also be heard

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Shortened judgment with the condition of hearing two texts: first the alleged victim, then an acquaintance of the defendant cited by the defense. The preliminary hearing, before judge Stefano Zammuto, began yesterday morning. The trial is against a 41-year-old from Grotte, who ended up under house arrest in recent months and is still subject to the precautionary measure of the obligation to stay with no-approach approach, which now risks a indictment for allegations of mistreatment and stalking.

The thirty-six year old, alleged victim of the violence, appeared as a civil party with the assistance of the lawyer Gianfranco Pilato. The woman, the prosecution claims, would have been abused since November 2016 until April 2018. The threats, under different circumstances, would have been aimed at forcing her to have an abortion. The most serious episode would have consisted in a violent assault committed in February 2018: the woman was thrown to the ground, while holding her one-year-old son in her arms, and hit with a kick in the stomach despite being pregnant.

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