“I looked after her like a mother looks after a child: I fed her, I changed her, if she was sick I contacted the hospital, I raised her, I gave her food and drink to survive.” It is one of the passages of the interrogation, in a courtroom in Milan, of Alessia Pifferi, 37 years old, the woman accused of multi-aggravated voluntary homicide for having left his 18-month-old daughter Diana to die of starvation in her crib.
In her testimony she recounts the birth of the little girl, in the bathroom of the home of her then partner she met on a dating site. ”Diana was born suddenly on January 29, 2021, I didn’t know I was pregnant, she was born prematurely. She was in an incubator for a month and a half at the Bergamo hospitalit wasn’t easy being a single mother, but I had no problem accepting it” she says in a monotonous tone.
Pifferi: “I didn’t know I was pregnant, I don’t know who the father is”
”To my mother too I told them I was pregnant and that I didn’t know who the father was, even today I don’t know who he is” says the 37-year-old who reconstructs her daughter’s months and the up and down from the province of Bergamo – where the ex-partner for whom lives “the little girl was a hindrance, he said he loved her but it wasn’t true” – to the house in via Carlo Parea in Milan where Diana died on 20 July 2022. “I had some pain the night before in my lower abdomen and it made me think as if it were an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, but no pregnancy symptoms ”.
The 37-year-old, defended by the lawyer Alessia Pontenani, decided to answer the questions of the prosecutors Francesco De Tommasi and Rosaria Stagnaro. With D’Ambrosio “we had a relationship that resumed a few months ago” after we “met on the Meetic profile, a dating site, in 2020, and he never realized I was pregnant” Pifferi said. “She was not present at home at the time of the birth – continued the woman – I called him and told him ‘come back, this baby was born, I didn’t know anything about it and we called the ambulance, He didn’t help me give birth.”
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