26 September 2021 15:32
The drama shakes the whole community. Murder suicide late yesterday in Castel Sant’Elia in Viterbese, near Lake Bolsena, where a man of about 65, Ciriaco Pigliaru, killed his wife Anna Cupelloni, not yet 60 years old, with a shotgun shot under the terrified eyes of one of the two daughters. Then he turned the gun at himself and fired.
Murder suicide in Castel Sant’Elia
To call the carabinieri of the company of Civita Castellana was the girl who with a dramatic phone call described the chilling scene that took place outside the country house where she lived with her mother. The doctors rushed to the scene once they intervened inside the house, unfortunately, they could not do anything but ascertain the death of wife and husband.
Husband and wife were in the process of separation, but as far as we learn there were no elements of conflict between the two that could suggest a similar epilogue. They were former shepherds owners of sheep and land who had bought a tobacconist’s shop in Nepi, with the sale of land and livestock.
It remains to be seen how the man got the gun: he had no license. “A drama that involves us: the sudden death of the spouses, Ciriaco and Anna, something tragic for our whole community”. Thus in a post on Facebook, Vincenzo Girolami, mayor of Castel Sant’Elia, a municipality in the Viterbo area where a farmer killed his wife with a shotgun and then committed suicide. “Words are tight, especially in moments like these. We express our condolences to the daughters, Valentina and Valeria, and to all the other family members”, he adds.