The Police are investigating the death of Daniele De Santis, 33, at his home in Lecce.
The Italian referee Daniele De Santis, of habitual action in the rise of his country, and his girlfriend, Eleonora Manta, were stabbed to death. The incident occurred in the judge’s own house, in the city of Lecce. Police are investigating the crime based on the account of several neighbors who said they saw a man armed with a knife escape from the home.
It was the neighbors, in fact, who warned the Police of what was happening. However, nothing could be done to save the life of the couple. When the officers arrived at the house, they were both dead: the referee’s body was left lying on the stairs of the apartment complex where they lived, while the woman’s was found inside the house.
The establishment has security cameras and the authorities are already investigating the images, but the inhabitants close to De Santis and his girlfriend testified that the attacker had his face covered, which logically makes his identification difficult.
The referee, who had started directing in the second Italian category three seasons ago, as the fourth man, was 33 years old; The young woman, meanwhile, was 30.
“I am shocked. We know very little, I can only say that we are in permanent contact with the family ”, said the director of the Italian Association of Referees, Marcello Nicchi.
De Santis directed more than a hundred games in the third and fourth categories of his country, Series C and D, and was appointed to deliver justice between Monopoly and Modena this Wednesday, in a match of Italy Cup.
“There are no words to express this pain. We remember his smile when he was on the court, his passion for Serie C, which he considered a family. Violence destroys and has taken two young people with hopes and dreams. He is the number one enemy to be opposed in all its forms, “the former director of the arbitration association sadly expressed. Francesco Ghirelli.