The second appeal was ordered
Some of the charges are dropped in the Supreme Court against the four defendants in the trial for the death of Desirée Mariottini, the 16-year-old originally from Cisterna di Latina, who died on October 19, 2018 due to a mix of drugs, after being abused in an abandoned building in Via dei Lucani in the San Lorenzo district of Rome. The supreme judges of the first penal section have ordered a second appeal for Mamadou Gara, sentenced to life imprisonment, in relation to the charge of murder, for Brian Minthe, sentenced to 24 and a half years on appeal, in relation to the charge of transfer of astonishing, for which an aggravating circumstance also applies. For Yousef Salia, sentenced to life imprisonment, the charge of sexual assault was dropped, but the rest of the appeal was rejected.
The supreme judges also dropped an aggravating circumstance for Alinno Chima, sentenced on appeal to 27 years. At today’s hearing, the deputy attorney general of the Supreme Court, Simone Perelli, asked to confirm all the sentences for the defendants.
“It is a complex device, and the reasons relating to the postponement judgments will have to be read” said the lawyer Claudia Sorrenti, who assists Serena Mariottini, Desirée’s aunt. “What has shocked the family is the non-confirmation of the accusation of sexual assault for one of the defendants even though the life sentence remains.” “The mother is shocked, even if the murder accusation for three defendants has been confirmed It is a sentence that will cause discussion” he concludes.