Beaten after a fight in the middle of the night, handcuffed, tied up and left in the house until he died. It is the terrible end of a 42-year-old native of Cuneo, Andrea Costa, a former metalworker, for a year on the island of Gran Canaria, where for a few months he had run a 'Cannabis club', closed at the beginning of the summer.
His tormentors would have abandoned him after having beaten him to death, in the apartment that the victim shared with one of them. After finding him lifeless, they loaded him into his car, a Lancia, which they then set on fire. The news, bounced from Spain and published by some local web newspapers, was confirmed in the Cuneo area where Costa lived until a year ago, with his wife and a minor child.
According to the Spanish media, three people were arrested and five others under investigation for the death of the 42-year-old: they are accused, for various reasons, of murder, concealment of a corpse and failure to help.
The victim, according to what is learned, had left his job at Michelin in Cuneo a year ago, dismissing himself. With the liquidation he had opened a 'Cannabis club' on the island, in Carrizal. His wife had followed him to Spain, where the couple was married, to Vecindario, but a few months ago he had returned to Italy to resume his work.
Costa had instead remained in Gran Canaria looking for another job, as a cook or waiter; in the meantime he was receiving unemployment benefit.
According to the reconstruction of the crime made by the Guardia Civil and the Judicial Police of Vecindario, the 8 suspects, all Spaniards, last Saturday would have consumed drugs before dining in a restaurant and then they would have gone away without paying the bill, leaving Costa alone. in the room. Late at night the Italian reunited with the group and a violent quarrel would break out between him and his flatmate, David José. The latter allegedly beat him, handcuffed him and hid him in the house for over 24 hours, until he died. Then he would set fire to the victim's car to cover up the murder.
The discovery of the burnt car with Costa's body inside dates back to Monday, but the identification took place in the following days.
Last night, friends and acquaintances of Costa in the Cuneo area, where the parents and sister also live, exposed some candles in the windows to remember the victim.