Andrea Spina

No PhotoName: Andrea Spina.
Died: November 7, 2016.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vespolate, Novara, Italy.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.

Andrea’s father took him out of the institution where he lived; then, when Andrea was asleep, his father strangled him.

Perpetrator: Pietro Spina (Father), charged with murder.

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Maddalena Pavesi

Black and white photo of Maddalena Pavesi, an elderly woman with short light hair.Name: Maddalena Pavesi.
Died: August 22, 2016.
Age at death: 83.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Carpi, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Maddalena’s husband killed her. He told police he had done it because he could no longer cope with her Alzheimer’s disease.

Perpetrator: Pierino Corradini (Husband), charged with murder.

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Luciana Torcello

Portrait photo of Luciana Torcelli; she is an elderly woman with curly gray hair and fair skin. She is wearing a red blouse and glasses.Name: Luciana Torcello.
Died: March 29, 2016.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Staranzano, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Luciana’s husband strangled her, then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Zuppi Pietro (Husband).

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Mirella Guth

No PhotoName: Mirella Guth.
Died: March 7, 2016.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Verona, Italy.
Disability: Mobility impaired after stroke.

Mirella was murdered by her husband, who stabbed her to death. He also tried to kill her 37-year-old autistic son Davide; Davide survived, though with serious injuries. Mirella’s husband claimed that he had killed them because caring for his wife and son had become “too much” for him.

Perpetrator: Giancarlo Righetti (Husband).

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Antonio Tucci

Photo of a balding man wearing a turquoise shirt. He has a wide grin on his face and his eyes are squeezed nearly shut with amusement.Name: Antonio Tucci.
Died: December 7, 2015.
Age at death: 71.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Castel del Piano, Italy.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Antonio was beaten to death, dying of head trauma after what looked like a robbery gone wrong. However, two days later, Antonio’s nephew was arrested. They had lived together in the past, and now Antonio’s nephew was demanding his pension money. When he would not give him the money, Antonio’s nephew killed him.

Antonio Tucci was a retired baker.

Perpetrator: Claudio Orlando (Nephew), arrested, accused of murder.

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Mara Tani

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Name: Mara Tani.
Died: December 1, 2007.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Prato, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Mara’s husband shot her in the head.

Perpetrator: Vitangelo Bini (Husband), convicted of aggravated murder, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison, but will not serve any jail time because of his age.

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