Willy Monteiro Duarte, the day of the sentence: the reconstruction of the murder

It was the night of September 5-6, 2020. A Colleferroone of the crimes that most affected Italian public opinion took place in Largo Santa Caterina. The 21-year-old was killed in a violent beating Willy Monteiro Duarte. Today comes the sentence of the Frosinone Assize Court: life imprisonment was requested for the brothers Marco and Gabriele Bianchi and 24 years in prison for the other two defendants Mario Pincarelli and Francesco Belleggia.

What happened that night

In Colleferro the groups of the zone between the provinces of Rome and Frosinone meet. There are several clubs. The night of the tragedy begins in one of these. In the Due di Picche around 23:30 there are the brothers Marco and Gabriele Bianchi, known in the area for fights and beatings. Mario Pincarelli and Francesco Belleggia, arrived separately. At another table is a group from Paliano, the village of Willy Monteiro with Federico Zurma and some girls. These are the goals, their chairs are badly moved to get into the bathroom. The whites leave while Pincarelli remains unimportant as a party girl.

At 1 and 30 Federico Zurma and Alessandro Rosati explain it to the girls who have bothered them. They face off, insults and threats fly. Belleggia hits falling Zurma. At this moment the Bianchi brothers arrive, who had left with two girls. They throw themselves into the fight. Now in the square is also Willy Monteiro, born in Paliano to Cape Verde parents. He works in a restaurant as a waiter and wants to be a chef. He goes home after work. He tries to keep his friend Zurma away, but is involved in the fight, targeted, without having done anything, by the two brothers of Artena.

The autopsy of Willy Monteiro Duarte: the heart split in half

Witnesses say Gabriel kicks him in the chest with the sole of his foot. Willy is on the ground, unable to get up. Marco Bianchi hits him with kicks and punches. Only his friend Samuele Cenciarelli remains with him. There are witnesses who say the attackers, including Pincarelli and Belleggia, fled to the ground. It’s 3:23 in the morning. In less than a minute for Willy many blows that bring irreversible damage to internal organs: a crack in the heart and a karate blow to the jugular.

EL Carabiniers they are attracted by the loud noise, but when the Bianchi brothers arrive with Tondinelli, Belleggia and Pincarelli they are already gone. I am in the room of the other brother, Alessandro. They immediately block them. Witnesses gave their names and described them.

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Research and trial

The four accuse each other. The version believed to be that of Belleggia, the only one who admits what he did. He is under house arrest, the others in jail. They are all accused voluntary homicide. According to prosecutors, they knew their shots could be fatal. The trial begins on June 10, 2021. The municipalities of Colleferro, Paliano and Artena are a civil party. The testimonies of 26 boys and girls present that evening are heard. The petition is life imprisonment for brothers Marco and Gabriele Bianchi, 24 years each for Mario Pincarelli and Francesco Belleggia.

“We look forward to this verdict with serenity as we have faced the whole process. The elements collected in this tragic story are, in my opinion, univocal, “said lawyer Domenico Marzi, a lawyer for the Willy Monteiro’s family. The boy was awarded by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the gold medal for civil valor for “exceptional altruistic drive and extraordinary determination, showing a marked sensitivity and attention to the needs of others, intervening in defense of ‘a friend in trouble, “. trying to favor the peaceful solution of a heated discussion ”.

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