The verdict of the Criminal Court of Appeal of Turin rearranges the letters and redirects the responsibilities for the tragedy of Piazza San Carlo: on June 3, 2017, during the final of the Champions League Juventus-Real Madrid, two women lost their lives (Marisa Amato and Erika Pioletti) and more than 1,600 fans were injured. Ten defendants in total, including former Turin mayor Chiara Appendino, former commissioner Angelo Sanna and some administrators from the municipality, the police station and the prefecture.
The charges for all areor manslaughter, manslaughter and manslaughter. For Appendino (defended by the lawyer Luigi Chiappero) the first instance sentence of 18 months was confirmed, although the dismissal was ordered for the crimes of injuries against some civilians who submitted the lawsuit. The same sentence was applied to Paolo Giordana, former chief of staff of the Municipality of Turin, and to Maurizio Montagnese (assisted by Fulvio Gianaria and Alberto Mittone), president of Torino Tourism (organization that organized the event). Acquitted for “not having committed the crime” the ex-commissioner Angelo Sanna (assisted by the lawyer Simona Grabbi). All had chosen the abbreviated procedure.
Hanger: I will appeal to the Supreme Court
“Today the appeal process for the tragic events of the night of June 3, 2017 in Piazza San Carlo in Turin ended. I was also called, as mayor at that time, to answer for what happened. Thus, today, the Court of Appeal confirmed the first degree sentence. The deputy of the 5 Star Movement Appendino writes it on her social networks. “Of course – he adds – I respect this sentence but, once the reasons have been stated, I will present an appeal, sure that I can assert my defense theses at the next level of sentence”.
On the other hand, regarding the defendants who opted for the hearing, the sentence confirms the acquittal of the members of the supervisory commission: the vice-prefect Roberto Dosio (defended by Claudio Strata) and the firefighter Franco Negroni (assisted by Roberto Capra). No responsibility even for the manager of the Municipality Paolo Lubbia (defended by Lorenzo Imperato), who had already been acquitted in the first instance. The former chief of staff of the police station Michele Mollo (defended by the lawyer Elena Negri) was acquitted “for not having committed the crime.” On the other hand, the sentences of 1 year and 4 months for the director of the police headquarters Alberto Bonzano (supported by Professor Mauro Ronco) and 1 year and 2 months for the deputy commander of the municipal police Marco Sgarbi (assisted by by Giacomo Gribaudi). .
The court also recognized provisions for civil parties. The tallest for the family of Marisa Amato, the woman who became a quadriplegic and died 19 months after being run over by the crowd. “The sentence confirms the serious security deficiencies of the event -says the lawyer Nicola Menardo of the Grande Stevens study, who assists the woman’s husband and children-. My clients have never had the intention of taking reprisals against individuals: the expectation they have always cultivated is that this process would put a firm point to institutional responsibilities and that the death of Marisa Amato was not in vain, but that it became a stimulus for avoid repeating similar events. tragedies