Story By: James King, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
The killer of this pretty young mum who left behind a four-year-old daughter has been found dead after committing suicide after he shot her in the head.
Blonde Giovanna ‘Genny’ Cantarero, 27, was gunned down by a masked man as she walked out of the bakery where she worked on the outskirts of the town of Misterbianco in the province of Catania on the Italian island of Sicily at around 9.30pm on Friday (10th December).
Police instantly launched a manhunt for her killer, who fled on a scooter, and they later identified him as married dad Sebastiano Spampinato, 30, whom she had been in a relationship with and whom she had recently dumped. He had his own children, but was not reportedly the father of her four-year-old daughter.
He had apparently refused to accept the end of the relationship, resulting in some furious rows, which culminated in him waiting for her outside the bakery and then shooting her dead with four gunshots. She was struck in the head and killed instantly.
She had just left the bakery where she worked with a loaf of bread under her arm and was with a female friend when the gun-wielding man attacked without warning.
Police had set up roadblocks before tracking the man’s scooter down to his aunt, whom he had borrowed it from, and they then found him in another house, where they could only confirm his death.
Details were not given on how he died, but it is believed to have been suicide.
Police described the killing of the young woman as an execution, as she was given no chance to even realise what was happening. She leaves behind her daughter, and the dead man leaves behind two small children.
The victim’s family was reportedly unaware that she had been having an affair with a married man, and they were surprised that it had apparently lasted for three years before she finally called it off.
Police said that the man worked at a betting centre in the province of Catania and was a Calcio Catania football ultra.
‘Ultras’ are football fans renowned for their fanatical support. They can often be seen at matches with their faces covered and sporting flares, or chanting songs to support their team.