Foffo says Prato killed Varani

Confessed torturer, murderer said many witnesses came and went

(ANSA) - Rome, March 9 - The defense lawyer of confessed torturer and murderer Manuel Foffo said Wednesday his client told a preliminary investigations judge during an eight-hour interrogation that accomplice Marco Prato gave victim Luca Varani the death blow. "Foffo confirmed that Prato used the knife," lawyer Michele Andreano said. Foffo (also) named many witnesses who came and went from the apartment where the crime took place, the lawyer said. However Prato's defence lawyer denied his client inflicted the final blow. "Marco Prato did not... stab Varani in the heart," said lawyer Pasquale Bartolo.