New details into the murder of young Italian woman Chiara Ugolini have revealed that a neighbour scaled her balcony to allegedly sexually assault her before stuffing a bleach-soaked rag into her mouth.
Chiara Ugolini, 27, was found dead in her apartment by her boyfriend Daniel Bongiovanni in the city of Verona in northern Italy on the evening of 5th September.
Her boyfriend Daniel found Chiara dead in their apartment when he went to check on her after she failed to answer her phone. Chiara was found lying on her stomach with blood around her head.
On the night of the incident, one of Chiara’s neighbours, Emanuele Impellizzeri, 38, was arrested by the police as he tried to flee the city on his motorbike.
According to reports, Emanuele, a convicted robber, confessed to killing Chiara.
He left prison in June after serving a three-year sentence for two robberies and was kept under house arrest where he was allowed to go to work and carry out necessary activities, but required to spend the evenings and nights at home
He lived in Verona with his wife and eight-year-old daughter.
According to reports, Emanuele and his wife argued a lot and Chiara recently intervened in one row.
He told the police that he climbed Chiara’s balcony to enter the property, adding: “I saw her on the balcony and lost my mind. I don’t know what triggered me because I went there to… I couldn’t stop myself.”
According to reports, he refused to expand on his reason for going to Chiara’s property and the police suspect his motive was to sexually assault the victim.
After entering the apartment, the victim reportedly scratched him while trying to get away and he pushed her to the ground.
The autopsy results, released to the public on 9th September, showed that Chiara had a cloth soaked in bleach stuffed into her mouth.
A preliminary report said there were no visible signs of trauma on Chiara’s body, however, the autopsy revealed various internal traumas to her neck, chest and abdomen.
Since the cause of death was not clearly established, investigators are now looking into the extent of damage caused by the bleach-soaked rag stuffed into the victim’s mouth.
The investigation continues.