Mr Riccardo Viti is the portrait of the ordinary Italian man. He works as a plumber, he has a common law wife and a son. His criminal record is perfectly clean.
However yesterday, under interrogation by the Florence Police, he confessed to murdering a Romanian prostitute who was found naked and tied outside the city, and assaulting other three prostitutes.
Florence in the past was the hunting ground of the infamous Monster of Florence, a serial killer targeting young couples. The identity of the serial killer remains a mystery since the main suspect, Mr Pietro Pacciani, was acquitted by the Court of Appeals.