The murder of Vanessa could have been avoided: these are the words full of anger and sadness of Carmelo Zappalà, father of the victim
The pain he feels is inevitably inconsolable Carmelo Zappalà. The father of Vanessa Zappalà, since last Sunday night, he can no longer see, speak or hug his daughter. The reason is that the ex-boyfriend of the 26-year-old, in an ambush, brutally killed her with a pistol.
Vanessa Zappalà’s is just the latest in a string of femicides too long to be ignored. She too, like so many other women in the world, has been victim of a love gone badly with a man who had never accepted the end of a relationship.
Last Sunday night, Vanessa had decided to spend an evening with her friends. They were walking along the promenade of Acitrezza, in the Catania area, when Antonino Sciuto, her ex-boyfriend, approached her asking for a comparison, yet another.
To the I decline of the young woman, the 36-year-old man drew one 7 caliber pistol and fired several shots. One of the bullets hit Vanessa in the head, killing her instantly.
Subsequently, he turned to the leak and went to take refuge in a cottage in the countryside. There, a few hours later, hanged himself taking his own life.
The words of Carmelo Zappalà
Interviewed by journalists from The Republic, Carmelo Zappalà, Vanessa’s father, could not hide all of his sadness and all his anger for what happened.
Anger because in the past, according to him, there had been all the signals that should have brought the competent bodies to stop Antonino.
His death is a defeat for the state! That man had it all planned out, I’m sure, he was still blinded by jealousy. He did not resign himself at the end of a relationship that had continued from May 2020 until February of this year. We found out that he had placed a GPS under Vanessa’s car. And then he was able to enter the garden of our house, to hear what we were saying through a pipe.
Carmelo then said that he himself had accompanied his daughter to the Carabinieri to bring one out complaint for stalking. Complaint that had led to a simple removal. Too slight a measure for such a dangerous case.
Now I think back to the days he was in our house. We had even welcomed him for two months. He was a man with two faces. Seemingly quiet, he was actually just a liar. He was a monster!