Murder suicide in Prato, kills his wife with a rifle in her sleep and then takes her own life

Murder suicide in Prato, kills his wife with a rifle in her sleep and then takes her own life
Murder suicide in Prato, kills his wife with a rifle in her sleep and then takes her own life

Murder-suicide in Prato: a 72-year-old man first killed his 76-year-old wife with a rifle, regularly detained as a hunter, and then committed suicide with the same weapon. At the base of the gesture, perhaps economic difficulties: investigations underway.

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Tragedy to lawn where a 72 year old man, Flaminio Nucci, first he killed his wife Fiorella Totti, 76, with a rifle, regularly detained as a hunter, and then committed suicide with the same weapon. The couple were found dead yesterday around lunchtime in their home in via Filizi by the firefighters called by family members who could not get in touch with the two. The firefighters entered the apartment through a window and found themselves facing the scene of the murder suicide. The carabinieri arrived on the spot and reconstructed the dynamics of what happened after having carried out all the relevant findings.

It thus emerged that the woman was killed while she was on sofa and slept. The motive for the tragedy is still unclear: apparently, the man had entered a state of anxiety and depression after a fire in their garage in March last year forced the condominiums to leave the building for several weeks. The man would have had to pay them back and that was where the economic difficulties that have plagued him in recent months. Around 11.30 the bodies, at the disposal of the judicial authorities, were transferred from the Misericordia di Prato to the morgue. The rifle of the tragedy was seized by the carabinieri for the reliefs, as well as three other weapons held by the man. The prosecutor Valentina Cosci coordinated the investigations.

In Italy a femicide out of 7 is committed with firearms legally held by the murderer. These are the second most used tool for committing this type of murder, after edged weapons. On a numerical level, these are 31 out of 192 femicides committed in the two-year period 2017-2018, analyzed in the Senate Report dedicated to this issue. In percentage terms, 16.1% of the perpetrators of femicides had a regular firearm license.

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Murder suicide Prato kills wife rifle sleep takes life

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