Voghera, the hypothesis of crime changes: culpable excess of self-defense and non-voluntary homicide
The Northern League Security Councilor of Voghera Massimo Adriatici is accused of manslaughter for excess of self-defense and not of voluntary homicide, for killing 39-year-old Moroccan Youns Boussetaoui with a pistol shot. According to the Agi, the prosecutor has changed the charge initially hypothesized following some preliminary activities, including listening to witnesses and interrogating Adriatici, who today has suspended himself from his post. The most serious crime of voluntary homicide would instead have been hypothesized by the carabinieri who carried out the first investigations.
According to criminal law, the crime of manslaughter due to excess of self-defense occurs when, “the right proportion between offense and defense fails due to negligence, understood as an inexcusable error following imprudence, or inexperience in calculating the danger and the means of salvation”.
Adriatici was arrested after killing Boussetaoui last night with a gunshot fired in the square, following a dispute that took place in front of a bar. According to reports from Adnkronos, Adriatici allegedly told magistrates that the dispute began after calling the authorities to remove Boussetaoui, accused of having annoyed the customers of the bar. According to the councilor for safety, after being pushed to the ground, he would have “fired the shot” from the gun he was holding.
The commissioner, who regularly held the gun with which he shot and He used circular, is now under house arrest. Today he has suspended himself from his post “until the outcome of the trial that sees him under investigation”, according to what was declared by the mayor Paola Garlaschelli. “Currently we do not know the dynamics of the facts, we are waiting for more information and we are confident in the work of the judiciary,” said Garlaschelli. According to the secretary of his party, Matteo Salvini, it was a question of “legitimate defense”, while the Democratic Party asked that the League “You condemn the act of Adriatici”.
Adriatici, known in the Lombard municipality with the nickname of “sheriff”, stood out for his struggles against nightlife and the sale of alcohol in the evening. Two days ago, an ordinance promoted by Adriatici himself came into force which prohibits the sale by commercial establishments of alcoholic beverages stored in the refrigerator after 5 pm. “We aim to ensure greater security by prohibiting food shops, which are mostly ethnic ones, from selling beer and all those alcoholic beverages in glass, which often become improper weapons used to give rise to quarrels and raids”, said the commissioner the same day he shot Boussetaoui.