I rcontributions had been tense for some time and this was certainly no mysterynot even for the neighbors who heard them arguing more and more often. one spark, yet another clash, was enough to ignite souls and drown in blood the resentment of a pensioner against his daughter-in-law, killed with a shotgun shot in the face, in front of his 13-year-old daughter. A full-blown execution which was followed by the decision to end it, to make even more indecipherable and unbearable what happened yesterday afternoon in Lovadina of Spresiano, outside a semi-detached house in via XXIV Maggio, the scene of a homicide-suicide that saw how victim Bruna Mariotto, 50-year-old housewife. Her 80-year-old father-in-law, Lino Baseotto, killed her, a pensioner with a passion for hunting. The elderly man, after having vented his anger towards his daughter-in-law, reached the tool shed and took his own life, always with a shot in the head.
The spring of the last, yet another quarrel, would have been the behavior, excessively harassing according to the elderly, of the woman’s dog and her husband, Claudio Baseotto, who was at a friend’s house when the tragedy took place. It was about 5.30pm. Father-in-law and daughter-in-law, still at loggerheads, were arguing, shouting insults at each other. They were both at the back of the house which until yesterday housed the elderly man and his wife on the ground floor, and on the first floor their son, Bruna and their daughter. The 50-year-old was hanging out the laundry. The screams of the two were suddenly followed by the dull sound of a shot and the girl’s desperate cry who witnessed helplessly the killing of his mother by the hand of his grandfather.
A neighbor and a passer-by, after hearing the desperate cry of the very young girl, decided to intervene, sensing that something serious must have happened: they immediately climbed over the fence, finding the woman’s lifeless body on the ground. The neighbor, Roberto, sent the child away, accompanied her to her house while the alarm was raised to 112 by the man who was with him. Meanwhile, from the tool shed, a second shot from a rifle was heard: it was the shot with which Lino Baseotto took his own life. When the doctor and nurses from Suem 118 arrived in via XXIV Maggio, they could not help but ascertain the death of the 80-year-old and her daughter-in-law. In the meantime, the carabinieri of the Treviso Company, the Spresiano station and the scientific police unit arrived to carry out the surveys before the bodies were removed and transported to the morgue. The public prosecutor, Daniela Brunetti, and the anatomopathologist Alberto Furlanetto also intervened for an inspection.
Bruna’s husband, Claudio, has long been heard by the investigators and does not understand what happened: in shock like most of the residents of the area and those who know the elderly. Among these there is also the mayor of Spresiano, Marco Della Pietra, who avoided microphones and notebooks. When the news spread dozens of local residents flocked to see what was happening. Among them also many children: the classmates of Bruna Mariotta’s daughter.
June 3, 2021 (change June 3, 2021 | 9:01 pm)
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