state beaten, tied up and left to die at home, on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain). The victim Andrea Costa, 42 years old from Cuneo: his tormentors would have abandoned him after having beaten him up, in the apartment that the victim shared with one of them. After finding him lifeless they loaded him into his car, a Lancia, which they then set fire to.
The crime dates back to 11 September but the charred corpse was found only two days later. Costa was a former Michelin metalworker on the Spanish island he had run a cannabis club in Carrizal. The news, published by Spanish web newspapers, was confirmed in the Cuneo district of Confreria where Andrea had lived until a year ago.
For the murder he was arrested David Jos RP, I notice the Adoptive, now in custody with two others. Other five people are under investigation with accusations, for various reasons, murder, corpse concealment and wrongful death.
On the island with his wife
In Spain, the victim was followed by wife, a nurse, who returned to Cuneo a few months ago. He had stayed on the island looking for work in restaurants as a cook and waiter. Costa was unemployed in Italy and apparently received unemployment benefit.
According to the reconstruction of the crime made by Guardia Civil and the Judicial Police of Vecindario, the 8 suspects, all Spaniards, would have last Saturday consumed drugs before dining in a restaurant and then they would leave without paying the bill, leaving Costa alone in the restaurant. Late at night the Italian reunited with the group and a violent quarrel would break out between him and his flatmate, David Jos. The latter allegedly beat him, handcuffed him and hid him in the house for over 24 hours, till death. Then he would set fire to the victim’s car to cover up the murder. The discovery of the burnt car with Costa’s body inside dates back to Monday, but the identification took place in the following days.
Lights in Cuneo
Friday evening, Costa’s friends and acquaintances in the Cuneo area, where the parents and sister also live, have displayed some candles in the windows to remember the victim.
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18 September 2021 | 20:09
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