A man who stabbed his father “dozens” of time to death to protect his mother from a violent attack has been acquitted of murder.
A son has been acquitted of murder after he stabbed his father to death while protecting his mum from a violent attack.
Alex Pompa, 20, was acquitted on Wednesday in the Court of Assizes, Turin, in the Piedmont region, Italy, The Sun reports.
He was accused of the murder of his dad, Giuseppe, who was killed in the nearby town of Collegno on April 30 last year.
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The young man allegedly stabbed his father “dozens” of times before calling the emergency services himself.
His dad was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alex has now walked away a free man after judges ruled he had killed his dad to protect his mum from a horrific episode of domestic violence.
Local media including Fanpage reported the man frequently beat his wife, who said of her son in the courtroom: “If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here today.”
On the night of the crime, Giuseppe arrived home from work angry and drank several glasses of wine before taking out his frustration on his wife, prompting Alex to grab a knife and stab his dad numerous times.
He immediately confessed his actions to the police, and the Court of Review accepted his lawyers’ request to allow him to serve his custody period under house arrest.
In an interview with La Repubblica following his acquittal, he said: “Now I just want to go home and get my life back. See the Inter match, have dinner with my family. Take a trip, a normal life.”
This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished here with permission.