Syracuse, the death of Licia Gioia. The policeman husband also acquitted on appeal

Confirmed on appeal the acquittal for Francesco Ferrari, the 47-year-old police officer, on duty in Syracuse, accused for the murder of Licia Gioia, the non-commissioned officer of the carabinieri found lifeless in the couple’s villa in February 2017.

After the sentence of the GUP of the Court of Syracuse issued about a year ago, it was the victim’s family, as the prosecutor of Syracuse, at the end of the indictment, had asked the judge for the acquittal of the accused. In an initial phase of the investigation, the 47-year-old had been investigated for instigating suicide, then the prosecutors decided to proceed for murder, assuming that the crime would have matured at the height of a dispute between the couple, as evidenced by the woman’s family.

The husband has always supported the thesis of the suicide of his wife, who, in his opinion, on other occasions would have expressed the intention to take his own life. After the reports of the Court’s experts, the prosecutor Gaetano Bono, would have been convinced of the lack of conditions for a conviction for murder. Now, after the sentence of the Court of Appeal of Catania, the family has no choice but to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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