Giulia Cecchettin, whose body is believed to have been found in the province of Pordenone. The confession of her murderer was revealed on TV programme Quarto Grado

Giulia Cecchettin murder – Turetta indictment due today


According to documents filed ahead of today’s for the Giulia Cecchettin murder, 21-year-old Filippo Turetta, stabbed his ex-girlfriend 75 times.

Filippo Turetta, a 21-year-old Padua University biomedical engineering student, stabbed 22-year-old ex-girlfriend and former course mate Giulia Cecchettin, 75 times. Turetta confessed to murdering Cecchettin, in a case that shocked Italy, in November.

Of the 75 stab wounds, about twenty came from defending herself with her hands. She was also stabbed several times in the face, said the prosecutors.

The young man is charged with cruelty “clearly exceeding the homicidal intent”.

Italian media reported Thursday, citing case files, that the control he had exercised over her was continuous. Turetta had installed a spy-app on Cecchettin’s mobile phone, and had planned the murder and escape since at least 7th November. The murder took place four days later on 11th November.

In a file he had also jotted down how to tie her up.

This evidence is another aggravating circumstance, premeditation.

Turetta faces a possible life sentence for Giulia’s brutal murder.

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