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Italian 15-year-old girl burned alive by boyfriend

Fabiana Luzzi, uccisa a 16 anni dal fidanzato coetaneo

The victim, Miss Fabiana Luzzi.

A 17-year-old boy whose identity was not revealed by the Authorities confessed the murder of his 15-year-old girlfriend, Miss Fabiana Luzzi.

The girl’s corpse was found on Saturday in Corigliano Calabro, near Cosenza, where she lived. In that same day Miss Luzzi was stabbed and then burned alive by his boyfriend for refusing to have a sexual encounter with him.

After some erratic try to temper with investigations, the boy quickly confessed, and was arrested by the local Military Police.

The gruesome murder will surely reignite the heated debate on violence against women in Italy. Newly appointed Minister for Equal Right Josefa Idem recently announced the creation of a task force to handle the issue, but many are asking the Government to enact new legislation to protect the women. This was already done by Mr Berlusconi’s Government, which enacted the first Italian law against stalking.



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