The prosecutor: hypothesis of voluntary homicide
“The discovery of the girl’s body clearly requires the change of the charge – explained the head of the Prosecutor’s Office -: it is voluntary homicide, at present, but it is a provisional charge because we have to carry out all the technical checks on the places, on the finds , on the car. We need to hear Turetta’s version of events and only at that point can a more complete approach be made.”
PM: possible return of Turetta in 10 days
Filippo Turetta’s acceptance to return to Italy, the chief prosecutor then added, “is an aspect that accelerates, within about ten days, the possibility of arranging” his extradition. And he continued: “Contacts have been initiated with the German judiciary, the timing of Turetta’s extradition depends on them, but they are very collaborative.”
German court: still no request from the prosecutor’s office
However, the German Court of Naumburg says that the request from the Prosecutor’s Office has not yet arrived. “At the moment the time necessary for the arrival of a relevant request from the Attorney General and for the further procedure cannot be communicated”, says a note from the court which reconstructs Filippo’s arrest as follows: “On the evening of 18 November he was stopped on the on the A9 federal highway near Bad Durrenberg an Italian citizen on the basis of a European arrest order on suspicion of a murder committed in Italy. Turetta is in the Halle penal institution on the basis of an arrest order from the competent authority Court of First Instance”.
Giulia’s father: I don’t feel anything
“I don’t feel hatred. I hope he lives for two hundred years, if he realizes what he has done he will feel pain”, Gino Cecchettin said on Sunday, before the torchlight procession, referring to Filippo Turettaarrested in Germany a few hours earlier.
Sister Elena: Filippo broke my family’s life
“Filippo decided to end my sister’s life and he had no right to do so. But not only his, he It also shattered my life and that of my family. She didn’t have the right, she’s nobody to have this power and she shouldn’t have taken it”, said Elena Cecchettin, Giulia’s sister. “I wake up every morning – she added – and it makes me cry to think that my sister is not in the room next to mine. This morning I imagined her saying ‘come on Ele, go and smash everything’, because she always supported me. My sister was kinder, sweeter and more sensitive than everyone already imagines. She was an eternal child but not in the sense of naive, in the sense that she took life lightly and without malice. She was just such a nice person.”
Rector of Padua: there will certainly be a graduation for Giulia
“Giulia was supposed to graduate last Thursday, her surname, Cecchettin, was the first student expected at half past eight for an engineering degree. A degree that will happen, there will certainly be”, said the rector of the University of Padua , Maddalena Mapelli, during a conference in the main hall opened with a minute’s silence in memory of the murdered young woman.
“But this – he added – is the time to respect the pain of the family, of Giulia’s father and brothers. When the time comes we will contact the family for a ceremony with the timing and methods that the family will want to accept”.
Voluntary homicide hypothesis
Meanwhile, Turetta’s position changes given that “the discovery of the girl’s body clearly requires the change of the charge, which has therefore been changed. It is voluntary homicide, at present, but it is a provisional charge because we have to do all the technical investigations on the places, on the finds, on the car, we need to hear Turetta’s version of events, and only at that point can a more complete approach be made”. This was stated in Padua by the chief prosecutor of Venice Bruno Cherchi.
The aggravating circumstances
In addition to the crime of murder, provided for by article 575 of the penal code, the judiciary disputes the aggravating circumstance of the use of ‘insidious means’, provided for by article 577 second paragraph. Finally, there is also the possibility of the crime of kidnapping, provided for by article 605 of the code. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Venice specifies this in a note, underlining that “the discovery of Giulia Cecchettin’s body has changed the facts and, therefore, their classification into a different type of crime compared to that previously contested against Turetta. the arrest of the latter, following the issue of the European warrant by the German police, then put a firm point in the investigation”.
Metsola: “I send Giulia’s family the embrace of the EU Parliament”
“I don’t think there are words of comfort for Giulia Cecchettin’s family in this moment of so much pain. What can I say to a father who with pride and joy was waiting to celebrate a dream, his daughter’s graduation, and finds himself having to live the worst of nightmares. I send them a hug from the entire European Parliament.” This was stated by the president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola.