Lega and Fratelli d’Italia compete on the case of Walter Onichini, the Butcher Paduan of Camponogara ended up in prison for having fired in 2013 to one of the thieves who had entered his garden and tried to steal his car. He had aimed it with a rifle from the balcony, wounding him, then he had loaded him into the car and abandoned him in a ditch. Only then did he sound the alarm, allowing the doctors to track down the victim and save his life: it was the thirty-year-old Elson Ndreca, Albanian, who was in Italy illegally after being expelled. The charge of attempted murder cost Onichini a sentence a 4 years and 11 months of imprisonment. The first degree sentence was confirmed a few days ago by the Supreme Court and so the doors of the prison of Santa Maria Maggiore have opened wide for the man.
The has caused discussion and now mobilizes the two parties of the center, committed to putting their hats on a story that in itself contains the themes ofirregular immigration, of delinquency and also of self defense, excluded by the judges in this case because the thief, who was moving away, had been hit in the back. Brothers of Italy said they were ready to ask the President of the Republic for pardon, while Matteo Salvini announced: “I’ll go find him in jail”. A race for solidarity which, however, saw the representatives of the Meloni party arrive first: the senators have already gone from Onichini to prison Luca de carlo (coordinator for Veneto) e Galeazzo Bignami. “We are evaluating whether the conditions exist to ask for pardon”, said De Carlo, “it is not tolerable to still witness the all-Italian paradox that sees those who defend themselves in jail and those who commit crime in freedom”.
The regional councilor of FdI also took the field Joe Formaggio which involved Graziano Stacchio, the gas station attendant who on 3 February 2015 in Ponte di Nanto (near Vicenza) killed a bandit who had attacked a jewelry shop with some accomplices. Formaggio announced that it has prepared stickers to attach to cars, with the request “Thanks for Onichini“. Then he had himself photographed together with Stacchio (whose position was filed) with some signs. “We need a general mobilization because anyone could have been in Onichini’s place. The thief is free and Walter is in jail ”. Matteo Salvini also seems willing to ride the case, pointing to the fact that in 2019 the law on self-defense has changed, no longer providing for the proportionality defense with respect to the aggression suffered. However, the judges of the Court of Appeal of Venice and now also those of the Cassation did not consider modify the first conviction of the Court of Padua, also because Onichini, after having wounded the Albanian, had abandoned him in a field.
The defense attorney Ernesto De Toni he visited the butcher, bringing him some drawings that the children dedicated to their father in prison. The lawyer said: “He is currently in solitary confinement, so he has no contact with the other inmates, but he told me that fears for his own safety“. In addition to the visits of the parliamentarians, a torchlight procession was announced outside the detention house in Venice. For any request for pardon, however, the blank “semester” of President Mattarella must be considered, while for the probationary assignment to social services, it will be necessary to wait at least until next year.