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Mother kills her daughter, 4, over bond with dad’s new girlfriend

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An Italian mom who claimed her 4-year-old daughter had been snatched by masked males has confessed that she stabbed the lady to dying and buried her in a area, in response to police.

 

Investigators imagine she might have been jealous that her daughter had bonded together with her ex’s new companion.

 

Martina Patti, 24, first informed police her daughter Elena Del Pozzo had been attacked by three masked males.

 

She claimed the armed gang had snatched the lady as she left college on Monday, June 13.

 

Mother kills her daughter, 4, over bond with dad

Elena getting picked from college on the day she was killed

 

Patti’s former mother-in-law, Rosaria Testa, stated Patti had informed her the kidnapping was the work of Elena’s father, Alessandro Nicodemo Del Pozzo, 24, however police doubted this model of occasions.

 

The next morning, as her house within the township of Mascalucia, within the Sicilian metropolis of Catania, was being searched by police, Patti confessed and admitted to hacking her daughter to dying with a kitchen knife, police stated.

 

She took officers to the close by area the place she had wrapped the lady in trash baggage and partially buried her in a shallow grave she dug herself.

 

Mother kills her daughter, 4, over bond with dad

 

When officers dug the physique out, they seen that the lady had been stabbed a number of occasions within the neck, higher again, and behind the ear. They despatched her physique for an post-mortem.

 

Investigators stated the girl was unable to admit a motive and claimed: “I wasn’t myself.”

 

They arrested her for aggravated homicide and concealment of a corpse.

 

Police are actually making an attempt to determine what prompted the mom to kill her personal daughter.

 

They’ve famous that she and her ex-partner’s relationship was marked by violence and jealousy.

 

In addition they imagine she might have been jealous of her ex’s new companion and of the doable bond between her ex’s new companion and her daughter.

 

Catania police chief Piercarmine Sica stated: “One of many doable causes that led Martina Patti to hold out the act could also be jealousy, not solely of her ex-partner’s new companion but additionally of her daughter’s doable affection in direction of the girl.”

 

Elena’s father was seen bursting into tears when he arrived on the crime scene together with his new companion.

 

A Catholic mass will probably be held on the San Vito church in Mascalucia on Wednesday, June 15, in reminiscence of the little lady.

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