The hearing to convalidate the arrest as well as the interrogation warranty of Giulio Murolo has been scheduled for today at 10.30 at the Poggioreale prison. The lawyer of the accused, Carlo Bianco, has already informed that he will ask for a psychiatric report analysis on the man. “It is essential to check his conscious or semi-conscious participation in the act-his lawyer has said to Ansa-the man that I met was shocked, terrified, who did not accept what had happened”.
Already on Saturday the man, assisted by his lawyer, was already under enquiry by the prosecutor, and chose the faculty not to respond. The hospital ward stated he did not remember what had happened last Friday afternoon, but asked his lawyer to ask his family and victims’ families for forgiveness. Moreover, during talks held with his lawyer Bianco,Murolo is said to have declared that his brother Louis, one of the victims of the shooting, had first threateed him with a knife.
Friday afternoon, after a quarrel over a washing-line, Murolo fired shots into the street with a revolver and then with one of his hunting rifles. The ward has thus shot his brother Luigi Murolo, his sister-in-law Debbie Uliano, Captain of traffic police, Francesco Bruner and a passerby, Luigi Cantone. During the shooting, another traffic policeman Vincenzo Cinque was shot and hit in the neck and chest, as well as the cops Cristoforo Cozzolino and Umberto de Falco, the policeman Luigi Christian Infante, and two people passing by , Salvatore Michele and Luigi Capasso.
Translation provided by Marina Stronati