It was stopped on charges of murder the mother of the a two-year-old child who was left dead on the conveyor belt of a supermarket checkout by the same woman yesterday in Po ‘Bandino, a fraction of Città della Pieve, in the Perugia area. She is a 44-year-old Hungarian homeless woman. The measure was taken by the Deputy Public Prosecutor Manuela Comodi, after hearing the woman who has not admitted at this time what has happened.
The dynamics of the fact have yet to be clarified. The murder weapon must also be determined: a knife has been found and the child had multiple stab wounds in the chest. According to a first version, the weapon was found in a house not far from the store, while in a second version the knife was in the woman’s bag, but it has yet to be determined whether it is the murder weapon.
According to the first reconstructions, the woman entered the supermarket on Friday afternoon, October 1, with the two-year-old child in her arms. He put it on the store’s assembly line and started asking for help. Rescue was futile: the 118 employees tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the child, who had multiple stab wounds. After about twenty minutes, the child was pronounced dead. However, the mother of the baby did not leave, she stayed on the spot and was therefore stopped by the carabinieri. She was taken to the barracks and questioned by the deputy prosecutor, but to both supermarket staff and detectives she appeared in a clear state of confusion and is said to have given conflicting versions of what happened.
The investigations continued until late in the evening. The area around the supermarket was cordoned off and a baby carriage with some bloodstains was found not far from the store, which was also examined by investigators coordinated by the Perugia prosecutor’s office. The “possible involvement of third parties” has yet to be determined. Also fenced off an abandoned cottage not far from the supermarket where the knife was found. The coroner’s findings are awaited: among the points that need to be clarified when and where the baby died, whether the mother took him to the supermarket who had already died or was dying. Also to find out where and how the injuries were caused: mother and son did not actually live in Città della Pieve, but had previously been guests of a family house outside the region and then of some friends. The father, on the other hand, would be abroad.
After the night interrogation, the woman was arrested as a suspect in a crime and then transferred to Perugia prison.