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The investigating judge was stabbed in Rome: the attacker's disturbing ruthlessness


"Strong and unambiguous clues about the detainee". But the 24-year-old Polish denies: "I'm not the one in the video" (ANSA)

He recognized an inclination "to violence" and a "

disturbing ruthlessness

, not only in the choice of the victim - a young woman alone - but also in the commission of the crime in a public place and certainly manned by video surveillance systems, as well as by direct checks of the police".

This can be read in the order with which the investigating judge of Milan, Natalia Imarisio, validated the detention and ordered the prison of Alexander Chomiak, the 24-year-old Polish homeless man accused of stabbing, on New Year's Eve, at Rome's Termini station , an Israeli tourist.

The "circumstantial compendium" against Chomiak is "powerful and unambiguous".

Even if he tried to deny being the perpetrator of the attack with "perfectly lucid" but "generic, contradictory" and far-fetched answers.

The investigating judge Imarisio writes in the order indicating, among the elements that led to his arrest, the fact that he himself admitted to having been identified for "a theft in a bar" on 27 December.

Identification that has "allowed certain recognition".

"I'm not that person."


Aleksander Mateusz Chomiak

, the 24-year-old homeless Polish man arrested yesterday for stabbing an Israeli tourist in Rome, denied that he was the man featured in the images documenting the attack and declared himself innocent.

This was reported by his lawyer, the lawyer Francesca Rena, at the end of the interrogation of the young man before the investigating judge of Milan Natalia Imarisio in the Milanese prison of San Vittore.

The lawyer reported that the judge validated the detention and will file the order for precautionary custody. 

After the interrogation, which lasted about an hour, the lawyer Francesca Rena explained to reporters outside the prison that the Pole "answered the questions" of the judge and "declared himself extraneous to the facts".

The man, who appears to have had a 'calm' attitude during the interrogation, said he "never passed through the Roma Termini station on 31 December because he didn't need to" and that he was not the person shown in the images of the aggression.

The lawyer said that for now the man "remains in prison" and that the "detention has been validated".

In the next few hours, the judge will deposit the custody order in prison.

The young man also reported that he had been in Italy "for 7-8 months" and that he had lived "also helped by Caritas between Rome and Turin".

When the documents pass to the Rome prosecutor responsible for the investigation, the 24-year-old could be transferred, again according to the lawyer, to a prison closer to the capital.  

The 24-year-old is

"socially dangerous"

and could strike again: this is essentially what the Milanese prosecutor Enrico Pavone claimed in the request for validation of the arrest and pre-trial detention in prison for the young man, sent to the investigating judge Natalia Imarisio.

The clochard will be interrogated by the judge in the afternoon.

According to what emerges from the investigators' investigations, Chomiak is a sort of 'ghost' who has been wandering around Italy for at least 8 months and it is conceivable that he may have mental problems.

The young man said nothing after being blocked and does not speak Italian.

At the moment his was an act without motivation.

The three knives seized yesterday from the young man don't seem compatible with the one used to 'hit' the tourist in Rome.

According to the images of the attack, the weapon used would be smaller than those currently in the hands of the investigators: two kitchen knives and a cutter with a 19-centimetre blade, which will in any case be subjected to analyzes to ascertain that there are no traces of victim's blood or DNA.

Source: ansa

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