The judges of the Assize Court of Bergamo met in a closed session to issue the first-instance judgment of the trial concerning the murder of Yara Gambirasio. The accused is Massimo Bossetti. The decision, the president said before entering, will not arrive until 8 p.m.
“I know it is not easy to absolve Massimo Bossetti, but if you condemn me, it will be the biggest mistake of the century” – said the builder from Mapello during spontaneous statements. “Perhaps I am stupid, maybe a fool or even an ignoramus, but I am not a murderer: it must be clear to everyone – the man under accusation said –. I am accused of a shameful, outrageous thing.” Bossetti then asked DNA retesting. “I beg you, I implore you, give me a chance to do this kind of verification. The DNA you found was not mine. If I were a murderer, I would be a fool to ask you to repeat it.”
“I could not wait to speak – he told the judges of the Assize Court of Bergamo – I could not wait to look into your eyes and explain you what kind of person I am. Believe me, I am not the person who has been described in this Court”.
Yesterday, Bossetti reiterated that he has nothing to do with the murder. “I am innocent, the truth must come to light,” – he said. The idea of making spontaneous statements belongs to him. The lawyers have assured they did not influence the content of this testimony.