The terrible suspicion was unfortunately confirmed: little Gabriel, the 2-year-old boy who died yesterday in Piedimonte San Germano (Frosinone), was killed, strangled by his mother.
According to the reconstruction to trigger the reaction culminating in tragedy would have been a trivial whim, the desperate cry because he wanted to go home to his grandmother. The 28-year-old, who initially called for help by telling the police that her son had been hit by a pirate car in the town of Volla. At the end of a very long interrogation in the night she was arrested for the murder of her son.
The version of the road accident had not convinced the investigators that they had started further investigations since yesterday. “They invested me with my son in my arms,” he told the investigators at first. But that story had been judged as not credible. At the indicated place, near a canal, the signs of the accident would not have been found, nor any trace of that pirate car of which she spoke about. This is how the investigations of the carabinieri were carried out, who also searched for possible witnesses. Investigators returned with the woman to the place of the alleged investment and at that point her version of the earlier story changed. But little by little even that new story began to falter in the face of the pressing questions of the investigators.
According to a first reconstruction of the investigators, the woman killed her 28-month-old son by tightening his neck and covering his mouth to stop him from crying, causing death by asphyxiation.
The child would have tried in vain to react, to free himself, even giving her scratches but his effort was useless. At the arrival of 118 the staff tried to give him a cardiac massage but for him there was nothing left to do. At the base of the tragedy there would have also been a difficult family situation. It seems that in the past the woman had some problems with depression and that for some time she no longer lived with the child’s father. In addition, economic difficulties would have been added to this too.
So the desperate cry of her son, a trivial whim for a child of that age would have triggered the terrible reaction of the mother and it ended up in the most tragic of ways. After the detention during the night on the orders of the public prosecutor of Cassino, the 28-year-old was transferred to the women’s section of the Rebibbia prison in Rome.