In the province of Bergamo. Monia Bortolotti, 27 years old, according to her investigations, could not stand the crying of her children. he is in prison
He would have suffocated his two children, Alice Zorzi, 4 months old, and her little brother Mattia, 2. With these accusations Monia Bortolotti27 years old, from Pedrengo, was arrested by the police and as of this morning (November 4, 2023) is in prison in Bergamo for double infanticide. The hypothesis is that he held the boy in his own arms, while in the case of the girl he would have used a pillow.
The suspects after the second death.
The investigation by the Carabinieri of the Operational Section of the Bergamo company began after the disappearance of the child on October 25, 2022. Too suspicious a second sudden death Less than a year after the tragedy of her little sister, which occurred on November 15, 2021. At that time, no one had any doubts that the little girl had been suffocated. of a regurgitation. A sudden death, the doctors had concluded. In both the first and second cases, only the children’s mother was in the house when the deaths occurred, a first element that made the researchers reflect.
The exhumation of the little sister
The result of the autopsy on Mattia, ordered in response to the suspicions that arose, was decisive in the investigations coordinated by prosecutor María Espósito. According to the medical examiner, the child had died. “acute mechanical asphyxiation due to compression of the chest”. Last spring it was decided the exhumation of the little sister, which, however, it was not possible to find confirmation due to the poor state of preservation of the little body (the coffin was damaged).
The first case seemed like a sudden death
On the day of Alice’s death, Monia Bortolotti reported that she had given her milk and let her digest it in her arms until she fell asleep, later noting: after taking a shower, that the little girl, lying in her crib, had turned cyanotic and was no longer breathing. The doctor who intervened, upon confirming the death of the little girl, in the absence of obvious visible external signs During the external examination, he stated that he had aspirated abundant milk from the baby’s endotracheal tube and explained that the baby’s premature delivery was probably delivered after 7 months, had resulted in a swallowing deficit. Therefore, the case was dismissed as a “sudden death.”
“He couldn’t stand the crying of his children”
According to Carabinieri investigations, the reason lies in Bortolotti’s incapacity. to face the frustration felt when children cry for a long time. In the woman, who after learning that she was under investigation spent a period in a clinic for psychological problems, no psychiatric disorders emerged that would indicate an inability to understand and love, at least for the moment. She is assisted by lawyer Luca Bosisio and She will be questioned by the investigating judge on Tuesday, November 7. Of Indian origin, he grew up in Gazzaniga in a family that adopted her when she was a baby.
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November 4, 2023 (modified November 5, 2023 | 01:04)