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‘Constant tensions’ before murder of violent dad – court

– ROME, NOV 25 – The context in which a 20-year-old Italian
man stabbed his father to death on April 30, 2020, in Collegno
(Turin), was one of physical abuse and constant tension, the
Court of Assizes in Turin has said.
   
The court on Thursday acquitted Alex Pompa, saying he
stabbed his father to death to protect his mother during yet
another family fight.
   
The family was rocked by “abuse, nearly constant tensions,
pathological behaviors, the constant fear for the safety of his
mother and his own”, the court of assizes wrote on October 22 –
without anticipating Thursday’s verdict – when it revoked
Pompa’s house arrest.
   

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