Cerca

Domenica 27 Maggio 2018 | 11:39

Turin

Husband conviction in Elena Ceste murder upheld (4)

30-yr term for Michele Buoninconti confirmed

Husband conviction in Elena Ceste murder upheld (4)

Turin, February 15 - A Turin appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of fireman Michele Buoninconti for murdering his wife Elena Ceste at Costigliole d'Asti in 2014. The appeals court upheld a jail term of 30 years handed down by the court of first instance in November 2015. Ceste's parents, present in court, wept when the sentence was read out. Asked if they were happy with the verdict, their lawyer said "you can't be happy over the murder of a daughter". In explaining that sentence a year ago, a judge said Buoninconti murdered Ceste in cold blood but committed a single mistake. Buoninconti made the mistake of calling his wife's cell phone on the day she disappeared "fearing it had been lost", wrote judge Roberto Amerio. However, phone data revealed that the man was in the area where the victim's body was found at a time that is compatible with her murder, the explanation said. The judge also noted that there was no "scientific certainty" on how the woman had been murdered, although the fact that no blood was found on the crime scene nor in the family car, as well as the absence of traces of poison or medicine in her body "point towards a murder by strangulation". The 37-year-old mother of four went missing in January 2014. Ceste at the time disappeared without a trace, leaving her car, her cell phone and her wedding ring behind. Her husband was placed under investigation in October that year after Ceste's body was found in a state of advanced decomposition by workers cleaning a drainage ditch in the countryside near Turin, not far from the couple's home. The judge also wrote that the murder had a "long incubation" period, citing the husband's jealousy and "exasperation" with his wife that led him to take action, possibly after he read text messages she had sent to a male friend.

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

ALTRI ARTICOLI DALLA SEZIONE

Surgeon sacked after patient dies

 

Surgeon sacked after patient dies

 
Dad nabbed for raping daughter, 12

Dad nabbed for raping daughter, 12

 
Anti-anxiety pill use surges in Italy, up 8% in a year

Anti-anxiety pill use surges in Italy, up 8% in a year

 
Spread crosses 210-point threshold, Milan bourse down (3)

Spread crosses 210-point threshold, Milan bourse down (3)

 
Camorra clan using council housing to sell drugs 24/7

Camorra clan using council housing to sell drugs 24/7

 
Giro:Froome snatches lead with sensational breakaway (7)

Giro:Froome snatches lead with sensational breakaway (7)

 
Circeo Monster Izzo 'says' gang also killed Friuli girl (4)

Circeo Monster Izzo 'says' gang also killed Friuli girl (4)

 

MEDIAGALLERY

Newspapergame,Federica Carta stregai giovani giornalisti

Newspapergame,
Federica Carta strega
i giovani giornalisti

 
Newspapergame,Federica Carta stregai giovani giornalisti

Newspapergame,
Federica Carta strega
i giovani giornalisti

 
Problemi tecnici al Premio Barocco, Levante canta a cappella

Problemi tecnici al Premio Barocco, Levante costretta a cantare a cappella

 
I soldi dal traffico di droga, sequestrati beni a pregiudicato

I soldi dal traffico di droga, sequestrati beni a pregiudicato

 
Foggia, rapinatori assaltano farmacia: sequestrati i dipendenti

Foggia, rapinatori assaltano farmacia: sequestrati i dipendenti

 
Melfi-Potenza, tragico scontro tra auto e un camion: un morto

Melfi-Potenza, tragico scontro tra auto e un camion: un morto

 
Blitz a Taranto contro gang di narco rapinatori: «Te lo vuoi fare il dottore?»

Blitz a Taranto, le intercettazioni: «Te lo vuoi fare il dottore?»

 

LAGAZZETTA.TV

Mondo TV
Gaza: fonti mediche, 2 morti in nuovo raid Israele

Gaza: fonti mediche, 2 morti in nuovo raid Israele

 
Calcio TV
Champions: capolavoro Bale e papere Karius, Real fa 13

Champions: capolavoro Bale e papere Karius, Real fa 13

 
Italia TV
Firenze, 25 anni fa la strage di via dei Georgofili

Firenze, 25 anni fa la strage di via dei Georgofili

 
Meteo TV
Previsioni meteo per lunedi', 28 maggio 2018

Previsioni meteo per lunedi', 28 maggio 2018

 
Notiziari TV
Ansatg delle ore 19

Ansatg delle ore 19

 
Spettacolo TV
L'amour secondo Kechiche, canto primo

L'amour secondo Kechiche, canto primo

 
Sport TV
Il Giro d'Italia riparte dalla Reggia di Venaria

Il Giro d'Italia riparte dalla Reggia di Venaria

 
Economia TV
L'idroscalo di Milano si rifa' il look, stop ad alghe e cura del verde

L'idroscalo di Milano si rifa' il look, stop ad alghe e cura del verde