The sentence for the murder of Desireè Mariottini, the 16-year-old from Cisterna di Latina, which took place on 19 October 2018 in Rome in an abandoned building in the San Lorenzo district, is awaited for today.
The judges of the III Court of Assizes of Rome are called upon to evaluate the request for four life sentences advanced by the Prosecutor's Office against African citizens accused of having raped and killed the minor with a mix of drugs.
In the dock Alinno Chima, Mamadou Gara, Yussef Salia and Brian Minthe.
The charges against them range, depending on the position, from voluntary murder, aggravated sexual violence and the transfer of drugs to minors.
The prosecutors Maria Monteleone and Stefano Pizza have called for life imprisonment with daytime solitary confinement for all while they asked for absolution for Gara only from the charges of drug transfer and induction into prostitution.
From the papers of the investigation it emerged that the defendants had assured the girl, who was in withdrawal, that the mix of substances also composed of tranquilizers and pills was nothing but methadone.
But the mixture, "which turned out to be deadly", was made up of psychotropics who caused the loss "of his ability to react", allowing the suspects to be able to carry out the rape in a dilapidated building in the heart of the historic Roman district.
In the order with which the investigating judge ordered the prison it was stated that the group acted "with obstinacy, cruelty and ease" showing a "very high danger and having had no qualms" in carrying out the rape and murder.
Some testimonies are also cited in the provision.
"Better that you die than us in jail": this is the shocking phrase that according to some texts three of the four accused would have uttered.
The suspects also "prevented them from calling for help to help" Desireè.
The tests ordered by the Prosecutor's Office confirmed that the DNA of the herd was found under Desireè's nails and clothes.