He funeral of Willy Monteiro, a 21-year-old black Italian who was beaten to death during a fight, took place this Saturday at the municipal stadium of Paliano, near Rome, with a capacity for 1,000 people. A space that has become too small.
Hundreds of people of the peoples of this area of the province of Frosinone, in Lazio, even the President of the Italian Government, Giuseppe Conte, wanted say goodbye to this boyBorn in Rome but to Cape Verdean parents, who was kicked to death for defending a friend.
They crowded hours before the funeral in front of the stadium to be able to enter the mass or they on the roadside to be able to see the hearse pass by and applaud the boy, whose death due to the tremendous violence of a group of white and Italian youths in the area has shocked the country.
Willy’s family expressly requested that whoever attended the funeral wore white for demonstrate purity and youth of this boy who never got into trouble, who worked as a cook and dreamed of playing football for Roma.
“Do not let your teaching fall into oblivion. Let us find the strength to forgive”were some of the words in the homily of the Bishop of Palestrina, Mauro Parmeggiani, during the funeral, which the media could not access due to the express wish of the family.
The highest authorities present
At the municipal stadium Pierluigi Tintisona de Paliano also dressed in white Conte attended with the Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese, and the president of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingaretti, who has offered to pay the legal fees for justice over Willy’s death.
At the conclusion of the funeral, the Prime Minister approached hug mother and father of Willy, Lucía and Armando, and his sister Milena. “Italy loves that humble and hardworking family,” Conte said as he left the funeral.
He added: “We have all followed this case because of its huge violence. We cannot underestimate it or minimize it. It is not an isolated episode. There are fringes of society that cultivate mythology of violence and abuse. We all have to work with the goal of countering violence and constantly calling on the values and principles of our civilization and social life. “
“Now we just have to make the family feel the closeness of everyone and demand justice“said Pierluigi Sanna, mayor of Colleferro, where the murder took place and who announced that they are weighing in dedicating a square to the young man.
The charges against the four detainees are aggravated
Willy Monteiro Duarte died in the night between September 5 and 6, in Colleferro, near Rome, after take a beating why they have been four other boys arrested between 22 and 26 years old.
The detainees They are the brothers Marco and Gabriele Bianchi, Mario Pincarelli and Francesco Belleggia. After the autopsy, the Velletri prosecutor decided to proceed with the investigation by voluntary homicide and not for wrongful death, as was done at first.
And is that the autopsy examination certified that the blows to Willy were not “random” if not, in addition to the numerous kicks, they even jumped on him with the intention of killing him during an attack that lasted almost 20 minutes.
Investigators continue to listen to witnesses who witnessed the fight, which according to a first reconstruction started by a comment to one of the girls that accompanied the group of Willy’s friends. The young man seeing his friend in the middle of the fight intervened to help him.
They had precedents for violence
The two Bianchi brothers from Artea, one of the nearby towns, already They had precedents for violence and practiced MMA, a discipline that combines different kinds of martial arts. Everyone knew they were violent, locals have commented.
One of the witnesses explained to the newspaper The messenger that “Gabriele Bianchi kicked Willy in the abdomen, which made him fall to the ground and left him breathless, then everyone, he, his younger brother, Marco, Mario Pincarelli and Francesco Belleggia, hit him again. Mercilessly. Willy died in my arms, he didn’t even have time to notice. They are all guilty. “