Two Romanians are suspected of the gruesome murder of a fellow Romanian in the Italian city of Turin, Thursday evening, according to Mediafax, which reproduced the national daily newspaper La Stampa account of the event. One of the suspects, a 17-year-old male, was arrested by Italian gendarmes Saturday in connection with what the Italian media described as a most violent murder. He is charged with complicity to voluntary homicide. The two Romanians are suspected of being involved in the killing of 22-year-old fellow Romanian Gheorghe Daniel Cimpoesu.
According to Italian investigators, the two suspects assaulted Cimpoesu. The other suspect, who is yet to be identified, later on stabbed the victim 10 times with a sword, having cut off his hand. The murder was witnessed by scores of Italians watching the murder from the balconies of their homes. According to Italian press agency ANSA, the killer did not stop stabling the victim until sure the man was dead, and then walk away from the scene accompanied by two women. The gendarmes found the dead body, who was identified by fingerprints. Cimpoesu was not a resident in Italy and had a rather insignificant criminal record.