Rosalia Garofalo

Blurry photo of a middle-aged woman wearing a black-and-white checked scarf. Her hair is tied back; overexposure of the photo has given her skin an orange tint.Name: Rosalia Garofalo.
Died: January 29, 2020.
Age at death: 52.
Cause of death: Trauma-related pneumothorax and respiratory failure.
Location: Marsala, Sicily, Italy.
Disability: Stroke.

Rosalia’s husband allegedly beat her to death over the course of three days. She had been abused by her husband many times over the years of her marriage.

Case status:
Vincenzo Frasillo (Husband), charged with voluntary homicide, domestic abuse, and assault.

Omicidio Rosalia Garofalo. Rinviato a giudizio il marito Vincenzo Frasillo
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Man indicted for beating to death disabled wife
Al via processo per l’omicidio della mazarese Rosalia Garofalo uccisa un anno fa dal marito

Gina Riccò

No PhotoName: Gina Riccò.
Died: October 25, 2018.
Age at death: 84.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Langhirano, Parma, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Gina’s husband shot her, then jumped out a fourth-story window to his death.

Case status:
Gino Ziveri (Husband), deceased.

Tragedia: lo stupore e il dolore dei langhiranesi Video
Man, 80, shoots wife, kill self – English

Paola Manchisi

Photo of Paolo Manchisi. She is a teenage girl with light skin and black hair held back with two bobby pins. She is wearing a white blouse and necklace.Name: Paola Manchisi.
Died: January 6, 2018.
Age at death: 31.
Cause of death: Starvation.
Location: Polignano a Mare, Italy.
Disability: Unspecified; possibly mental illness.

Paola died of starvation at the age of 31, weighing only 30 kilograms. She was found in a filthy, cluttered house, where she had been kept isolated by her parents since she was a teenager.

Case status:
Her parents, both charged with neglect.

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Wilma Paletti

No PhotoName: Wilma Paletti.
Died: March 29, 2017.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Knife wound.
Location: Felegara, Parma, Italy.
Disability: Chronic illness; bedbound.

Wilma was stabbed to death by her husband in a murder-suicide.

Case status:
Gianfranco Carpana (Husband), deceased.

Homicide-suicide near Parma
Felegara, uccide la moglie malata con un coltello e si suicida

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.

Case status:
Pietro Spina (Father), charged with murder, acquitted by reason of insanity.

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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: Gunshot.
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.

Case status:
Pierino Corradini (Husband), convicted of voluntary murder, sentenced to 14 years.

83-year-old Italian man shoots wife dead because she had Alzheimer’s disease
Carpi, omicidio della disperazione. L’assassino pentito resta in carcere
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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: Asphyxia.
Location: Staranzano, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Luciana’s husband strangled her, then killed himself.

Case status:
Zuppi Pietro (Husband), deceased.

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Mirella Guth

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

Mirella was stabbed to death. Her 37-year-old autistic son Davide was attacked in the same incident; Davide survived, though with serious injuries. Police found a letter allegedly written by Mirella’s husband, which said that he had killed them because caring for his wife and son had become “too much” for him.

Case status:
Giancarlo Righetti (Husband), charged with murder and attempted murder.

Woman dead after stabbing by 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: Head injury.
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.

Case status:
Claudio Orlando (Nephew), convicted of murder, sentenced to 30 years.

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Wheelchair-bound pensioner murdered
Anziano trovato morto, fermato un nipote

Lia Cotroneo

No PhotoName: Lia Cotroneo.
Died: November 19, 2015.
Age at death: 88.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Turin, Italy.
Disability: Alzheimer’s disease.

Lia was allegedly smothered by her husband.

Case status:
Angiolo Zanasi (Husband); committed suicide about 6 months later.

Pensioner commits suicide
Uccise moglie malata, suicida anziano