Filippo Turetta, currently under investigation for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Giulia Cecchettin, was scheduled to confer with his lawyer on Monday. The Turetta interrogation by the judge is scheduled for 10 am on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old biomedical engineering student from Padua University is presently held in the infirmary at Verona’s Montorio prison. He was extradited from Germany on Saturday, and awaits further proceedings. Once initial interviews and psychological assessments conclude, he will be relocated to a ‘protected’ section. This will ensure 24-hour surveillance for his safety, with no contact allowed with prisoners involved in different types of crimes.
Described as “quiet,” Turetta has expressed a desire for books and a meeting with his parents post-interrogation. A meeting with the prison chaplain took place on Sunday, though further interactions are restricted until after the interrogation.
Investigation for kidnapping and homicide
Under investigation for kidnapping and aggravated voluntary homicide, the charges could potentially be revised to premeditation following Tuesday’s inquiry. Also taken into consideration will be the outcomes of the autopsy scheduled for 1st December, along with the examination of the suspect’s vehicle used in the alleged kidnapping and femicide.
During an encounter with investigators on November 19, Turetta admitted to the killing, stating, “I killed my girlfriend,”. He was apprehended on a highway near Leipzig, outside the spa town of Bad Durrenberg.
The shocking nature of the case has reverberated across Italy, driven by the youth of both the victim and the accused, coupled with the reported brutality of the crime. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, protests were held across Italy.