Viterbo, 26 September 2021 – Tragedy last night a Weather in Castel Sant’Elia, in Viterbo. Ciriaco Pigliaru, 65 years old, killed his wife Anna Cupelloni, 59 years old with a shotgun and then he took his own life with the same weapon, in front of one of the two daughters. The police investigate the matter. The reasons for the gesture need to be clarified. From the first information it appears that the couple was separating. According to the reconstruction of the investigators, last night after 8 pm the man took the rifle and shot his wife. Then he pointed the gun towards him and pulled the trigger. One of the two daughters gave the alarm. 118 and carabinieri on the spot. Aids for the couple were useless. Husband and wife were separating but, as confirmed by police sources, there were no signs that could foreshadow the tragic ending, yet another femicide. The country is in shock. “A drama that involves us: the sudden death of the spouses, Ciriaco and Anna, something tragic for our whole community”. So in a Facebook post, Vincenzo Girolami, mayor of Castel Sant’Elia. “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”, adds the mayor. Pigliaru, of Sardinian origin, a past as a farmer and breeder, ran a tobacconist’s in edge, the wife’s country of origin. The daughters Valentina and Valeria are 27 and just over 30 years old. And it was the eldest daughter to be witness to the double tragedy. She was returning home with her mother, her father was there waiting for them. He fired a rifle at his wife then turned the gun on himself. The girl, in shock, gave the alarm. Words and tears. The operator of the plant, with great tact and professionalism, managed to get the essential information to guide his colleagues to that country villa where the horror had just been consumed.
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