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What risks Filippo Turetta, investigated for killing Giulia Cecchettin

One day after the discovery of Giulia Cecchettin's body, which definitively erased hopes of a different resolution, Filippo Turetta, officially under investigation for her murder, was also found and arrested.
The young man was stopped in Germany, on the A9 motorway near the town of Bud Durrenberg, in the same black Grande Punto that accompanied him in his escape and that we have now learned to recognize in the images released by the media.
Thanks to the European arrest warrant issued by the Venice prosecutor's office, Filippo will soon be brought back to Italy to be tried by the Italian justice system.
The final decision on the execution must be given by the German judge within 60 days, but the time is shortened to 10 days if Turetta agrees to the transfer.
Then, within 10 days the decision must be implemented.
It is not yet known when Filippo will be judged by the court, but the terrible accusations hanging over his shoulders include very serious crimes and do not suggest a positive outcome for the young man.
Naturally, the system is based on the presumption of innocence.
This means that, technically, Turetta is innocent until a judge's ruling states otherwise.
The sentence can then be appealed to two other levels of judgement.
However, there are many objectively disturbing elements, evidence that must be evaluated in court but which leaves more than one suspicion in the public.
Furthermore, as the public we only have limited details, so Turetta's position could be even more serious than it seems.
But what is actually at risk? Here's what he could face depending on the accusations that are made against him and possibly recognized.
Intentional homicide and manslaughter The Venice prosecutor's office has issued a European arrest warrant (Mae) for Filippo Turetta on charges of killing Giulia Cecchettin.
The heaviest crime, not only legally speaking, that hangs over Turetta's head.
The Criminal Code recognizes various types of homicide, but those that are of interest in this regard are voluntary homicide and unintentional homicide.
In particular, we talk about voluntary (or malicious) homicide when the perpetrator intentionally causes the death of the victim.
Article 575 of the Penal Code provides for a minimum penalty of 21 years' imprisonment.
Then there are aggravating circumstances for the crime of murder which carry the sentence to life imprisonment or imprisonment between 24 and 30 years.
The aggravating circumstances affecting this hypothesis are frivolous motives and premeditation.
However, it is unlikely that the aggravating circumstance of cruelty will be invoked, but as the autopsy has not yet been performed there is not much certain data.
This aggravating circumstance is recognized when the perpetrator of the murder inflicts on the victim beyond what is "suitable" to cause his death.
Just as there are aggravating circumstances, there are also mitigating factors for the crime of murder.
Among the common mitigating factors is the reaction of anger, a mitigating factor which is perhaps often abused in feminicides, but which as far as we know now does not find much space, since it presupposes that the victim has caused an "unjust act" to the murderer and It also requires immediate action-reaction.
Then there would be to consider manslaughter, which occurs when the perpetrator commits (or tries to commit) the crimes of beatings and personal injury with the intention of harming the victim without killing him but causing his death.
This crime is punishable by imprisonment from 10 to 18 years, except for aggravating circumstances (such as the use of weapons) and mitigating circumstances.
In the specific case, the premeditation of which Filippo is accused seems to remove doubts about the intentionality, but it is not certain that he will not prove anything else in the trial.
He could, for example, cite different purposes for the premeditation of the escape.
read also What risks those who commit femicide: is there a legal problem in Italy? Concealment of a corpse Concealment of a corpse is a crime described by article 412 of the Criminal Code which describes the conduct of those who hide a corpse without however damaging it in such a way as to prevent subsequent discovery.
One of the most common cases concerns concealment aimed at "buying time" during the escape.
The crime is punishable with imprisonment of up to 3 years.
Escape and premeditation Among the known elements that may support premeditation are the searches made on the internet by Turetta regarding survival kits at high altitude and on some itineraries on the southern Tyrolean side of Austria, as well as the availability of cash.
All useful steps for planning your escape.
All these aspects, however, refer with certainty only to the preordination of the crime (which concerns the means necessary for its completion), while for the aggravating circumstance of premeditation the psychological element of a homicidal desire persistent over time is required.
It is also true, according to jurisprudence, that often preordination is nothing more than a warning of premeditation.
For these reasons it is now impossible to have an idea of what the judge's assessment will be and it is not possible to know how the 8-day escape perpetrated by the young man in an attempt to escape justice will affect the assessment.

Author: Hermes A.I.

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