Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Italy: No Charges for Fredy Pacini in Shooting Death of Tonjoc Mircea in 2018

Italy reformed its law on self defense in 2019, to allow the use of "a legitimately held weapon" to defend themselves.

"It is the end of a nightmare even if this story will never end for me. I am still shaken. I understand the gravity of the story but it is important that the judge understood that I could not do otherwise. That night, however, will always remain etched inside me. ".

Thus Fredy Pacini , the 61-year-old tire dealer from Monte San Savino (Arezzo) after learning that he will not go to trial for killing Vitalie Tonjoc Mircea, a 29-year-old Moldovan, who entered the workshop where the defendant slept at night after having suffered multiple thefts. or tempted.

The investigating judge of Arezzo Fabio Lombardo deposited the order with which he accepted the request for archiving presented for the second time by the prosecutor, who had supported the putative legitimate defense. The judge considered that the cause of non-punishment introduced by the new law on legitimate defense, the 36 of 2019, existed. Thus the accusation of manslaughter with culpable excess of self-defense fell.

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