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How to stab your wife “without cruelty” according to the Italian Supreme Court

The Criminal Bench of the Italian Supreme Court partially quashed  the sentence of Salvatore Parolisi, an Army NCO found guilty of stabbing his wife Melania Rea 36 times.

The Supreme Court ruled that the 30 year sentence must be reduced since the recognition of the aggravating circumstance of “cruelty” was erroneous.

According to the Court “the mere reiteration of the stabs” cannot be considered cruelty since Mr Parolisi acted during an “explosion of rage” triggered by an argument with Mrs Rea.



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