The aspiring doctor Lorena Quaranta (27) was only one semester away from her dream job. The final exam would have been in July. But now the Sicilian is dead. Apparently because of the corona virus – although she was not at all ill.
“I killed Lorena because she infected me with the coronavirus,” said her friend, the nurse Antonio De Pace, on the morning of the fact, March 31. He apparently hit his girlfriend with a lamp and squeezed the air with her hands. That’s how he says it later “Mirror” even on record. After the fact, he himself called the police: «Come on! I committed murder. »
The couple argued over the corona theme
Lorena’s uncle Giuseppe Quaranta says to that “Mirror”De Pace was “obsessed” with the corona virus, “completely panicked, he didn’t want to meet anyone anymore, and wanted to avoid any risk of becoming infected”. The family welcomed the nurse, who, like Lorena, was still training “like a son”.
There are many photos of the couple in love on Facebook. However, there was one problem with Zoff: when it comes to corona, the two should have had completely different ideas, the uncle says. Lorena had taken it for granted to help fight the virus as soon as she was finished with her studies. On Facebook, she shared many reports on the subject and asked friends to help fight the virus. Your friend obviously didn’t like it. So much that he killed her?
Judge doubts the corona motif
The alleged “corona murder” shakes Italy, which is plagued by the pandemic. Because the curfew is still in effect, white sheets hang on many balconies and doors as a sign of sympathy. “Ciao Lorena” is on one of the towels.
In Europe, the southern Europeans are the country most affected by the corona virus. More than 18,000 people have already died as a result of the infection. Italy has been completely sealed off since March 9th. Experts warn that curfews are psychologically stressful and that cases of domestic violence may increase. Is the nurse really freaked out in panic at the virus?
Judge Eugenio Fiorentino doubts the motif according to «Spiegel». De Pace’s reason for the murder makes no sense – it does not go with “such a serious act”. The corona virus is a disguise for its lower instincts.
Quaranta was not infected
The numbers prove him right: In Italy, according to women’s organizations, a woman dies every 72 hours due to the violence of a man she knows. It is usually the partner. Three out of four women, so-called feminicides, are killed at home. In Switzerland, for example, the police registered 18,522 crimes in the field of domestic violence in 2018 – women are the victims in around 70 percent of cases.
While Nurse De Pace is awaiting trial in prison, his victim has already been buried in Favara, Sicily. Because of the strict corona measures, however, without a large mourning community. In addition to the priest, only parents, siblings, close relatives and the mayor were allowed to be there. At the scene, the police had taken a smear to test the 27-year-old posthumously for the corona virus. It was not infected.