Italian man burns ex-girlfriend alive

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Rome, May 30 (IANS/AKI) A 27-year-old security guard on Monday confessed to killing his former girlfriend by dousing her in petrol and setting her alight in a Rome suburb.

Vincenzo Paduano faces charges of pre-meditated murder over the horrific killing early on Sunday of Sara Dipietrantonio, a 22-year-old student, who had recently ended their two-year relationship.

“In 25 years in this job I have never seen such an atrocious crime,” police superintendent Luigi Silipo told journalists.

“Sara had got away from an unhealthy, obsessive love story,” he said, adding that police believe Paduano followed Dipietrantonio on at least three previous occasions before he burnt her alive and had tormented her psychologically.



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