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November 29, 2021 Three acquittals and two postponements were decided by the preliminary hearing of the trial for the death of

Emanuele Scieri

, the paratrooper of the Folgore who died in circumstances not yet clarified at the Gamerra barracks in Pisa on August 13, 1999.



The judge ordered the non place to proceed for the non-commissioned officer of the army

Andrea Antico

accused of aggravated voluntary murder, for not having committed the fact, and for the former officers of the Folgore,

Enrico Celentano

and

Salvatore Romondia

, because the fact does not exist. Instead, the two former corporals

Alessandro Panella

and

Luigi Zabara have been

sent for trial

. The trial will begin in April. 



Antico had asked to be tried with an abbreviated rite: for him the Prosecutor had asked for 18 years of imprisonment. The judge ruled that he did not commit the fact and also acquitted the former commander of the Folgore Enrico Celentano and the former aide major Salvatore Romondia because the fact does not exist. They were accused of aiding and abetting and had asked for the shortened procedure. The Prosecutor had asked for 4 years for them.



"We are waiting to read with attention and interest - explained the public prosecutor Alessandro Crini - the reasons for this sentence and at the end we will evaluate if and how to proceed with the appeal". "We have invested time and resources in this process - continues Crini - and while maintaining the utmost respect in the role of the judge, we want to understand what his arguments were that led him to reach different conclusions from ours and only after reading them will we decide how to proceed. . We have heard hundreds of texts and also exhumed the body of Emanuele Scieri. We are convinced that this is only one stage in this very complex story and for which a judgment is reached 22 years after the facts ". 



The brother: "We want the truth"


"We are disappointed with today's sentence, even if we will continue to fight to write the truth about Emanuele's death," said Francesco Scieri, Emanuele's brother. "The ruling of the GUP - he explained - also seems to dismantle the conclusions of the parliamentary commission on the role of the alleged aiding and abetting of the two officers. But I am convinced that they, in this affair, have had a role and, indeed, it is unimaginable that there is no But what hurts the most is that the three accused "can get away with it" for such a serious fact "as the killing of their brother".   



The sentence, commented Carlo Garozzo, president of the Giustizia per Lele association, founded by Scieri's friends, "leaves a bad taste in our mouth but we are used to being slapped and our cheeks have been red for years from the blows taken".

However, he added, "today a court finally seals at least one incontrovertible fact: Emanuele was not a mad suicide but someone killed him and now a trial will ascertain this truth that for too many years they have tried to deny us".

"We hoped that he could answer for his death - he concluded - even the whole chain of command, but for now this is not the case. We will continue to fight to give justice to Lele".

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