A few days before the bis appeal process for the murder of Pamela Mastropietrothe young woman’s mother expresses all her fears for the possibility of a reduction of the responsibilities of the only defendant, namely the 32-year-old Nigerian Innocent Oseghale. “He raped and dismembered my daughter, he deserves life imprisonment”in fact declares Alessandra Verni to Il Messaggero. “No sentence reduction for those who even go so far as to put some parts of their body in bleach”.
5 years have now passed since that 30 January 2018, when the remains of the 18-year-old were found inside two trolleys in Pollenza (Macerata), and the woman is still waiting to experience the moment in which she will be able to say that she has finally obtained justice in via definitive for his daughter. The fear that the crimes attributed to the 32-year-old may be reduced derives from the proceeding in Cassation: the Ermellinis, in fact, have established a re-evaluation of the aggravating circumstance of the sexual assault. Pamela’s mother cannot understand such a decision, nor the fact that for Oseghale this could translate into a reduction of the sentence.
“I don’t understand why it was decided to hear from a couple of witnesses, like those who met my daughter the day before the crime”says the woman a The messenger. “Pamela was raped, there was no consent to the relationship. And in fact, it is no coincidence that Oseghale decided to tear her apart and to bleach her private parts, just to erase all traces”. The conviction for the crime of sexual violence came in the first two instances, so the hope is that it can be confirmed. “But if the aggravating circumstance were to fall there could be one sentence discount“says bitterly Alessandra Verni, who also tells of having written letters to Sergio Mattarella, Giorgia Meloni and the Minister of Justice Carlo Nordio, asking to be heard.
For now, a meeting has taken place with the Undersecretary of Justice Andrea Ostellari. “It was a very constructive meeting”comments Pamela Mastropietro’s mother,“I made him aware of many things that have not gone well in these five years during the investigation, I told him of investigations that were not carried out, of shortcomings on the part of some institutions, of DNA found at the crime scene and not analysed”. “Before him I had a conversation with the adviser to the Head of State, at the Quirinale”he says again,“He saw with his own eyes the photos of what was done to my daughter and expressed his closeness to me. I really hope that my prayers will be answered”..
The demand for justice
The hope is that justice can finally be done for the brutal murder of the 18-year-old: “Pamela deserves to have a definitive and full one.” Even if it is hard to relive that tragedy under any circumstances, the woman anticipates that she will be present at thehearing in Perugiascheduled for January 25th. “Of course, as always I will be in the front row and I already know that Oseghale will continue to tell his nonsense, but such a monster cannot be allowed to continue to lie”sinks the woman, “He also denies having killed her. He admits, because he can’t help it, that he was the one who tore her apart.”CopyAMP code