The statements of Claudio Mondello, Daniele Mondello’s lawyer, after viewing the image of little Gioele’s shorts
In the last few hours Daniele Mondello has published the photos of the shorts of little Joel, worn on the day of his death. The garment has several holes, compatible with an animal’s teeth. The man wanted to show everyone how things really are, according to him.
After the photo spread online, his lawyer left statements for the news organization Fanpage.it. He wanted to emphasize their idea of the version of events and the discovery of a tuft of dog hair on the child’s body.
Claudio Mondello explained that for the consultant of the Prosecutor’s Office, the body of Joel it is not present in the place where it is found in the days preceding the discovery. Not only that, on the body of the minor, a tuft of dog hair was found, from which the DNA was extracted. The latter was not compatible with no championship dogs in the area. Although no conclusion was reached and the Prosecutor’s Office failed to establish the actual cause of Joel’s death, it was decided to close the investigation. And to file a filing request as homicide-suicide.
The words of Daniele Mondello’s lawyer
Before closing an investigation, especially if Joel’s body was not present at the scene in the days prior to the discovery, you did not understand what the cause of Joel’s death is, nor can you establish it with certainty because we only have bones of Joel. Prospectus eight alternative solutions had regarding the death of Joel before operating on a request for filing as a proxy. First let’s try to understand together what happened. Let’s try to understand which dog the DNA extracted from the tuft of dog hair on Joel’s body belongs to.
Viviana Parisi’s family and little Gioele Mondello, assisted by her lawyers, have filed an opposition to the request for dismissal, highlighting a series of unclear points, which would support their version of the facts. It will now be up to the judge to decide whether to close the case or whether to allow new investigations into what everyone now knows as the tragedy of Caronia.