The screams in via Madonna del Calle in Priverno in the province of Latina began at dawn and the police called by the residents soon arrived. The body of Germano Riccioni, a 49-year-old local, was in the house, lying on the ground with his head smashed by a concrete vase. Nothing for him to do. However, her 57-year-old partner AC was in agony: the attacker allegedly used a brick to injure her. Upon the arrival of the 118 operators, the woman was first transported to hospital in Latina, then transferred to San Camillo in Rome. Around the house, in addition to the neighbors frightened by the incident, there was also Luigi D'Atino, 33, son of the woman with drug addiction problems. The man, who only occasionally slept at the couple's home in Priverno, was in a strong state of agitation and had some bloodstains.
A frenetic investigative activity began, therefore, carried out by the carabinieri of the Terracina Company and by the personnel of the investigative unit of the provincial command of Latina. Attention was focused on the 33-year-old but nothing was left to chance. All witnesses were interviewed and the necessary forensic police activities were carried out, all under the coordination of the Latina prosecutor's office. The 33-year-old was heard several times as a person informed of the facts. Investigators report that the man was unable to explain what had happened and did not even admit or confess responsibility for the attack. The framework of clues and testimonies drawn by the police, however, allowed the prosecutor's office to arrest him for the murder of the 49-year-old and the attempted murder of the woman. The motive would be found in the causes that triggered this morning's argument which then resulted in the murder. The rumors of possible requests for money to buy drugs have not been confirmed by investigators who, however, have not ruled out any hypotheses. Once the formalities were completed, the man was accompanied to prison in Latina to await validation which will take place in the next few days.
From what we understand, the 57-year-old is hospitalized in intensive care at the San Camillo hospital in Rome with a craniofacial trauma and a small brain hemorrhage. The woman underwent plastic stitching of all the large and multiple wounds on her face, and she will undergo maxillofacial surgery in the next few days. She remains in a reserved prognosis, sedated and intubated.