Murder Desirée Mariottini: all convicted, 2 life sentences. But one comes free


Desirée Mariottini

Two life sentences, for Mamadou Gara and Yussef Salia, and two other sentences, at 27 years for Alinno Chima, and 24 years and 6 months for Brian Minthe: this is what was decided by the III Court of Assizes of Rome. However, Minthe immediately returns free due to the expiry of the terms: at the end of 9 hours in the council chamber, the court sentenced him for the murder and other crimes but acquitted him of the crime of sexual violence and ordered his immediate release. And the mother protests: “Desiree did not have justice, I am not satisfied with this sentence”.

Desirée Mariottini, sixteen year old from Cisterna di Latina, died on 19 October 2018 in Rome in an abandoned building in the San Lorenzo district. Prosecutors Maria Monteleone and Stefano Pizza had solicited life imprisonment with daytime solitary confinement for everyone. While they asked for acquittal for Gara only from the charges of drug transfer and induction into prostitution.

From the papers of the investigation it emerged that the defendants had assured the girl, who was in withdrawal, that the mix of substances also composed of tranquilizers and pills was nothing but methadone. But the mixture, “which turned out to be deadly” was made up of psychotropics who caused the loss “of his ability to react” allowing the suspects to be able to carry out the rape in a dilapidated building in the heart of the historic Roman neighborhood.

In the order with which the investigating judge ordered the prison it was stated that the group acted “with obstinacy, cruelty and ease” showing a “very high danger and having had no qualms” in carrying out the rape and murder. Some testimonies are also cited in the provision. “Better that she dies than us in jail”: the shocking sentence that according to some texts three of the four accused would have uttered. The suspects also “prevented them from calling for help to help” Desirée. The tests ordered by the Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that the DNA of the herd was found under the nails and on Desirée’s clothes.

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