Consternation in Piedimonte San Germano, a small Italian group near Cassino: a mother strangled her two-year-old son because she had gone mad from his crying. The sex party that Donatella Di Bona (28) had with her former boyfriend fell into the water that way. Nicola Feroleto (48) watched but did not intervene. Both parents were arrested and accused of (complicity in) murder.
The horrific facts took place ten days ago. The couple had parked in a deserted street with the intention of having sex in an open field. When they wanted to start the second round after a short break, things went wrong.
After all, Gabriel had started crying in the car, he clearly wanted to go home. Instead of listening to his plea, Nicola gave him two strong slaps.
At home, it was Donatella that went wrong. She had always considered her child a burden. Only when he was asleep could she tolerate him. This time she put her hands around the toddler’s neck and began to suffocate him.
When Gabriel no longer gave a sign of life, panic struck. Crying, she walked into the street with her son in her arms, a neighbor informed the emergency services. A few resuscitation attempts and the arrival of an ambulance helicopter were unfortunately no longer possible.
Donatella initially claimed that an unknown road pirate had hit her son. However, the nature of the injuries soon made it clear that there was more going on.
Nicola, meanwhile, had disappeared with the northern sun. To be sure, he had convinced Anna Vacca – the girlfriend he now lives with – to provide him with a false alibi.
“He’s going to kill us”
Donatella had confessed to the truth straight away. However, out of fear for her ex, she asked to remain silent. “We messed up. Nicola and I have strangled Gabriel. But don’t say he was there too, otherwise he is going to kill us”, it sounded.
Donatella changed her version of the facts with the police several times, but after a few days, she still played an open card. “Okay, I killed the child. But Nicola didn’t stop me. He did nothing because he didn’t care.”
“Social services have been seriously inadequate”
Local residents have seen a drama coming for some time. Donatella had been suffering from a severe form of depression for years. In the past months, she has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital several times. “That woman often walked on the street on her own. She stared at the rarity, you could clearly see that she was addicted to drugs.”
“Gabriel sometimes also stepped away himself, without clothes. Donatella couldn’t even keep up with him because she was so sick. The social services have seriously failed in this story.”