Twelve months after the 42-year-old Roman was found dead in Oristano prison, new evidence emerges. We need to be clear. Guarantor of prisoners in Sardinia: “We need an autopsy to clarify any doubts.” What doesn’t add up in history?
The case seemed closed, but now it has been reopened thanks to new elements. The Oristano prosecutor’s office has reopened the investigation – currently against unknown persons – into the death of Stefano Dal Corso, a Roman prisoner found dead hanged in his cell at the Massama prison in Oristano on October 12, 2022. In the man’s family, he always had doubts, not believing in suicide: freedom for him was just around the corner and he would have no reason to stop it. A year later, someone spoke. According to the newspaper RepublicTwelve months later, new evidence, testimony and audiotape emerges that speak of beatings and violence – the opposite of the thesis of suicide, which the investigation immediately focused on.
Stefano Dal Corso died in prison: a phone call to his sister
Found hanged in his cell after being transferred from Rebibbia prison, Dal Corso appears to have committed suicide using his own sheet tied to the window bars. However, this did not convince the relatives, who immediately started talking about “strange things.” However, the case was dismissed as suicide. Now new evidence will appear. And an autopsy could finally dispel doubts. In particular, there is a recording of a phone call from Stefano’s sister, Marisa. In the audio we hear: “You must move forward. You should definitely let him do the autopsy. You have to let him do it.” The speaker appears to be a well-informed person who remains anonymous. The voice that invites Stefano’s sister to perform the autopsy because “someone strangled him with a sheet and the hanging was staged.” And there are already those who are talking about another Cucci case.
The 42-year-old man, originally from Tufello, a district of Rome, was serving his sentence in Rebibbia, but was temporarily transferred to a Sardinian prison to observe the hearings of the trial that concerned him. Investigators immediately assumed that Dal Corso had committed suicide, but the family, and then lawyer Armida Decina, requested more information, starting with an autopsy. “Stefano would never do anything like that, he had a 7-year-old daughter and his sentence was almost up,” his sister says.
“In recent months I have been trying to follow the story that the family told me about. The Oristano prosecutor’s office will investigate whether this is a suicide or another death, but I believe it is important to carry out an autopsy to clarify any doubts, in the “general interest”, said Irene Testa, Sardinia’s guarantor for people deprived of their liberty.
What doesn’t add up about the death of Stefano Dal Corso
What doesn’t add up will be different. In recent months, during a press conference held in the Nassiriyah Chamber of the Senate to shed light on a case that immediately fell into oblivion, the family’s lawyer Armida Decina explained that “Stefano’s bed was completely intact, nothing was missing, but on the window A piece of sheet was found in the grate, with which Stefano wanted to hang himself. The question is, where did it come from?” And one more thing: there is no image of Stefano’s naked body, nor a photograph of him hanging in the cell. And then a suspicious bruise appears on his right arm. Not only. The autopsy “was refused, despite the requests submitted,” the lawyer explained. “Moreover, they asked to reject the autopsy without conducting the necessary tests to establish what really happened to Stefano.”
The hypothesis put forward by the lawyer, writes the news agency LaPress, is also confirmed by the report of forensic scientist Cristina Cattaneo, who is already an expert in the investigation of the murder of Serena Mollicone and the Cucci case. In a letter presented to the deputy prosecutor of the Oristano prosecutor’s office, Armando Mammone, the doctor emphasized that the bruises and bruises on Dal Corso’s body could have been the result of a beating.
Now the case has been reopened thanks to audio recordings and new testimony that shed a different light on the issue: clarity needs to be set. Italia Viva deputy Roberto Giachetti asked the question to Justice Minister Carlo Nordio, and the lawyer asked for an autopsy. “Evidence testimony is not enough,” he explained. “We need an examination that will clarify and reveal the truth about that death behind bars.”
Video report by Veronica Altimari, RomaToday editors
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