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Woman found in freezer suffered 'brutal' death

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Woman found in freezer suffered 'brutal' death
The body of Silvia Caramazza was found in a freezer on June 27th, more than a week after she was reported missing. Photo: Rosie Scammell
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A woman whose body was found in a freezer in Bologna last summer was murdered by her boyfriend, who committed the crime with "particular brutality", an inquest has found.

The body of Silvia Caramazza was found in a freezer on June 27th, more than a week after she was reported missing.

Closing an inquest into her death, Prosecutor Gabriella Tavano said she was killed by her boyfriend Giulio Caria, who is in prison awaiting trial.

Caria “acted with furious cruelty and with particular brutality against the victim,” Tavano was quoted in Corriere della Sera as saying. He “showed himself completely lacking in any sense of pity or compassion” and “massacred her”, the prosecutor said.

Caramazza suffered six injuries from a blunt object, thought to be a poker, although the weapon was never found. Prosecutors believe she was murdered between June 8th and 9th, Corriere said.

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Before killing his girlfriend Caria subjected her to “cruel psychological oppression”, Tavano said, including bugging her house and checking her emails.

Responding to the prosecutor’s statements, defence lawyer Savino Lupo said he would present his own evidence within the next few days. “It’s a particularly delicate case and there will, of course, be necessary additional analysis,” he was quoted in Corriere as saying, adding that he may call for a new inquest.

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