The distressing doubts about the Bozzoli case

Good morning Director Feltri, How was it possible that we let a murderer escape, allowing him to become a fugitive and save himself from life imprisonment by taking his whole family with him? …

The distressing doubts about the Bozzoli case

Good morning Director Feltri,

How was it possible that we let a murderer escape, allowing him to become a fugitive and save himself from life imprisonment by taking his whole family with him? Giacomo Bozzoli had to be monitored,

under surveillance, guarded well before the Supreme Court ruling. And now who’s going to catch him?

Carlo Mosetti

Dear Carlo,

we explain to those who read us that you are referring to Mr. Giacomo Bozzoli, definitively sentenced to life imprisonment on July 1st, when the Court of Cassation rejected the appeal of the defense that had challenged the sentence of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Brescia of November 17, 2023 which in turn confirmed the sentence of life imprisonment with twelve months of daytime isolation inflicted in the first instance on Giacomo on September 30, 2022. Therefore, we are talking about three degrees of judgment and the same identical outcome.

According to the Constitution, therefore, we must consider Giacomo Bozzoli guilty beyond any reasonable doubt of the murder of his uncle, Mario Bozzoli, then 50 years old, who disappeared on October 8, 2015 from the family foundry, located in Marcheno, Brescia, a foundry of which Mario was the owner together with his older brother, father of the fugitive Giacomo. Mario’s civilian clothes were found in the locker room of the foundry and his car was still parked in the courtyard of the factory. What led to the conviction, now with a final judgment, of Giacomo was a proceeding based on evidence, therefore fragile by definition. In fact, there is no body, Mario’s having never been found. A murder weapon is missing. There are no witnesses who witnessed the crime. There is an ex-girlfriend who reports that Giacomo had studied a plan to get rid of his uncle. But is this enough in a state of law to sentence a human being to life imprisonment? Then there is a hypothesis of motive, namely economic interest, given that the uncle was a partner of Giacomo’s father. It is also said that Giacomo hated his uncle. But no evidence has been provided to demonstrate the existence of this feeling of bitterness. Moreover, in all families there is rancor and hostility. It is deduced that Mario was thrown into the furnace and that his body was thus burned and incinerated in the space of an instant due to the very high temperature, 900 degrees. But even for this there is no proof. An experiment was conducted which should demonstrate that Mario was thrown into the furnace at approximately 7:28 pm on the day of his disappearance, when white smoke came out of the furnace. During the experiment in question, a dressed pig (obviously already dead) was placed in the furnace, to recreate the conditions in which Mario could have been at the time of his alleged murder. This act produced white smoke. So this is enough, according to the judges, to issue a life sentence against a young man who claims to be innocent. Are we sure that this is guilt beyond any reasonable doubt? I have some doubts. Of course.

For me, Giacomo could be innocent and I don’t feel like blaming him for his escape. Who would be happy to be locked up in a cell and rot there until the end of his days, no longer able to hug his partner and son? If you are innocent, I imagine that this prospect is far more unbearable. Let me be clear: I do not believe that Giacomo is innocent, but I believe that he cannot be considered guilty beyond any doubt of common sense. And in these cases the judge should, in order to avoid making a huge mistake, abstain from condemning.

And now Giacomo is officially a fugitive, wanted not only by the Italian police forces but also by the European ones. There is an arrest warrant for him. Together with him his partner who has declared in court that she firmly believes in his innocence and his 8-year-old son.

There are rumors that the family on the run is in France, but that is what the fugitives wanted to make people believe by telling their relatives that they would be going there for a few days. I am convinced that the escape was studied for a long time, planned down to the smallest details, and that it is highly probable that Giacomo will never return to Italy. If he were truly guilty, then yes, this could be considered a sort of damage to justice. But if he were innocent, think for a moment about the bitter fate of this man, forced to leave his homeland and his family and go into hiding in order to live and remain united with his partner and son.

I abstain from any judgment. You say that Giacomo should have been guarded and watched, but I remind you that the defendant is innocent until a final sentence is reached and that Giacomo was a model defendant, who never led the judges to suppose that there could be a risk of removal. I do not share the idea that a defendant, unless there are very high risks of tampering with evidence and repetition of the crime, should await judgment behind bars. Our prisons are already too crowded with innocent people.

So, James had to and could stay in his

villa on Lake Garda, the one from which he left at dawn on June 23, or perhaps a few hours earlier, aboard his car, causing us to lose track of him.

If he is innocent, I sincerely hope we never see him again.