Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018
TURIN

Writer accused of acting out murder plot pens defence essay

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Turin, February 5 - An Italian writer accused of
murdering a prostitute according to the plot of one of his short
stories has written an essay to defend his innocence.
In a six-page exculpatory missive to a Turin judge,
35-year-old Daniel Ughetto Piampaschet outlined findings from a
year-long investigation into the murder of Nigerian prostitute
Anthonia Egbuna that he says prove his innocence.
Piampaschet, who was arrested on August 16, is accused of
murdering Egbuna, 20, and dumping her body in the Po river in
November 2011.
Police became suspicious when they found his manuscript for
a short story that echoes the circumstances of Egbuna's death.
They think that Piampaschet, a regular customer of the
young prostitute, became obsessively jealous.
His lawyer Stephen Tizzani argues that records show another
man also contacted Egbuna frequently, and that an SMS message
had been sent from her cell phone as recently as Jan. 2, 2012.
Police say mobile phone records show Piampaschet called
Egbuna approximately 1,600 times - the last on the day they
think she was murdered.
The case bears a strong resemblance to the Hollywood movie
Basic Instinct, in which actor Sharon Stone's character
describes an ice-pick murder in a novel which is then committed
in real life, making her the prime suspect.
Piampaschet's case is set to resume in November.

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