The lawyer of the victim’s family: “They are happy with the judge’s decision, the sentence was really low, too low, given all the aggravating circumstances present in this specific case”
The Milanese investigating judge Luca Milani rejected the request for a 4-year plea bargain for Bogdan Pasca, 33, accused of road homicide for having run over two 15-year-olds on bicycles, drunk and without a licence, last July in Garbagnate Milanese. Valentino Colia died in the impact with the van, while his friend was hospitalized in serious condition.
The plea agreement which had obtained the OK from the prosecutor’s office was opposed by the victim’s family members represented by the lawyer Carlo Fontana who in today’s hearing objected that the balance between generic and aggravated mitigating circumstances was “not compliant”, but above all “not appropriate”. the request for punishment also given the generic nature of the calculation.
The investigating judge therefore rejected the plea agreement and returned the documents: another judge will now have to deal with the case as he has already expressed his opinion. The hearing for the new plea agreement will be scheduled shortly. “The family members are happy with the judge’s decision, the sentence was really low, too low, given all the aggravating circumstances present in this specific case” comments the lawyer Fontana.
Bogdan Pasca had already been reported several times, starting in 2016, for driving while intoxicated and without a licence. He had committed traffic offenses several times and was already subjected to probationary custody and that evening – along Via Kennedy in Garbagnate Milanese – he was speeding in a van at least 70 kilometers away when he hit the bike, throwing the two minors almost 40 meters from the accident site.