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Woman who killed abusive partner cleared for self defence

(ANSA) – TURIN, SEP 22 – A Turin appeals court on Wednesday
acquitted a 50-something Italian woman of murdering her
50-something abusive partner saying she had acted in self
defence.
   
The court rejected a petition by prosecutors against the
first-instance acquittal who argued she was guilty of culpable
excessive use of force.
   
The appeals court thus upheld the lower court’s verdict.
   
Silvia Rossetto killed Giuseppe Marcon on September 2, 2018
during the umpteenth episode of domestic violence against her.
   
During the row Marcon held a knife to her throat and she took
another one out of the kitchen cupboard and stabbed him to
death.
   
The incident happened at Nichelino near Turin.
   
Domestic violence rose in Italy during the COVID emergency and
its attendant lockdowns, according to the latest figures.
   
Italy recently passed measures to combat femicide and protect
women from homicidal partners and exes. (ANSA).
   

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