The motive to define the dramatic story of the death of Rossella Cominotti, 53, killed by her husband, Alfredo Zenucchi, 57, with a razor blade in the room of the hotel 'Antica Locanda Luigina' in Mattarana in La Spezia is still missing. The man confessed last night that he had slit her throat and remained close to the woman as she bled to death, after an agony of about three hours, but he would still not explain why he and his wife had decided to commit suicide. The couple's plan, according to what the man told the carabinieri and the prosecutor of La Spezia, was to leave the newsstand and the house in Bonemerse (Cremona), where they lived, to make one last trip to Liguria and then take their lives together. But after killing his wife, he couldn't find the courage and after staying in the room next to the body for 36 hours, he fled by car. Today it emerged that the couple had already attempted to commit suicide on December 3, two days after arriving at the hotel, still using the razor blade. The man, said his lawyer, Alberto Rimmaudo, has stab wounds to his wrists that he allegedly inflicted while attempting suicide on Wednesday evening, and two to the neck, made by his wife when they first attempted. Instead, they had abandoned the idea of committing suicide with the car's exhaust. Scarlett's body was found yesterday morning by a cleaner at the inn. The woman died on Wednesday around 22:30 p.m. The man left on Friday morning. A letter was found in the room that would have been written by the woman and signed by both in which the will to commit suicide would be confirmed. But there is no mention of the motive.
"No response for economic reasons," says the lawyer. A hearing to validate the arrest before the investigating judge is scheduled for Monday morning in Massa. The next day in La Spezia the prosecutor's office will entrust the task for the autopsy.
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