The “killer butler”, as he is reviewed in the news Manuel Winston Reyes, the killer of the countess Alberica Wire Of The Tower, will return to freedom next Monday 10 October after serving 10 years in prison. “Release is an unworthy thing. It is absurd that a person who has committed such a serious crime could be free after only 10 years“, explained to the press agency Ansa the son of the countess, Manfredi Filo Della Torre Mattei. Reyes was sentenced to 16 years of imprisonment on November 14, 2011; the sentence became final in 2012.
The crime of Olgiata
The contessa Alberica Filo Della Torre was found lifeless in her villa in Olgiata, an elegant neighborhood in the north of Rome, on the evening of July 10, 1991. The initial investigations for what will later go to the memory of the crime news as “the crime of Olgiata “, lead to nothing. A series of mistakes made during the investigations misled the investigators so that the story was soon archived and the killer of the noble woman was able to remain on the loose for a long time. The case came to a definitive turning point when the Countess’s husband, the builder Pietro Mattei, decided to conduct private investigations in an attempt to establish the truth about the dramatic event. Crucial, in this sense, was the DNA test that framed the Filipino butler Manuel Winston Reyes. After receiving a sentence of 16 years in prison in November 2011, the Filipino was able to benefit from a series of discounts that have reduced his sentence: from Monday he will be on the loose again.
“Release is unfair”
“Rome is a big city but it can also be very small. If I happen to meet Manuel Winston Reyes, my mother’s killer, I would compliment him for taking everyone for a ride. For being able to live as a free man for over 20 years, for having a family and for giving my mother’s name to her daughter“. These were the words of Manfredi Filo Della Torre Mattei after learning of the imminent release of his mother’s killer.
“Release is an unworthy thing – he adds -. It is absurd that a person who has committed such a serious crime can go free after only 10 years and then there are people who, for less dramatic cases, remain behind bars for much longer. This system must be rethought. Furthermore, in this story, a truth has been reached thanks to what my father has done over the years, who never gave up.“.