US soldier kills boy in Italy

69 US soldier kills boy in Italy

The American airwoman hit the 15-year-old whereas driving 4 occasions over the authorized blood alcohol restrict

Julia Bravo – the 20-year-old American airwoman who hit 15-year-old Giovanni Zanier together with her automobile whereas driving drunk in Porcia – should stand trial in Italy and never be despatched again to the US, the kid’s mom, Barbara Scandella, informed La Repubblica on Tuesday.

That girl have to be tried in Italy and serve her full time period,” Scandella declared. “Everyone knows of earlier incidents which have concerned the American navy in horrible accidents right here. The reality is in these areas, they will do what they need and stay unpunished.”

Bravo has been charged with vehicular murder and is at the moment below home arrest. A listening to to uphold her arrest warrant is scheduled for in a while Tuesday. 

The airwoman, who was seen entering into her automobile exterior a disco not lengthy earlier than plowing into Zanier, was so drunk she couldn’t even flip the ignition on, based on an eyewitness who had been partying in the identical membership, and drove off in the other way of the Aviano airbase, the place she is stationed. When she was picked up by the police after working the teenager down on a bicycle path round 2:30am, her blood alcohol content material was 4 occasions the authorized restrict. She had additionally hit a highway signal and the curb marking off the bike path.

Zanier was strolling together with his bicycle and speaking with two buddies within the bike path when he was hit and thrown 10 meters ahead. His buddies noticed the incident however weren’t injured. He died whereas being transferred to a hospital. Bravo was “barely” injured however didn’t require therapy.

Whereas Italian authorities are accountable for investigating the dying, La Republicca predicted {that a} 1951 navy treaty involving NATO jurisdiction over Europe can be used to show the case over to a US navy court docket. The choice is outwardly as much as the Italian Minister of Justice, who can block extradition relying on the circumstances.

When US pilots clipped a cable carrying a cable automobile not removed from Aviano in 1998, sending its 20 passengers plummeting to their deaths, they had been acquitted of manslaughter prices, triggering worldwide outrage. Nonetheless, when an airman from the identical Aviano airbase was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old lady in 2002, the prosecutor’s preliminary try at hand the defendant over to the Pentagon was reversed because of the efforts of the sufferer’s lawyer.

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