'I have done terrible thing' says Foffo

Manuel Foffo and Marco Prato tortured, killed Luca Varani

(ANSA) - Rome, March 16 - Confessed murderer Manuel Foffo told Rome prosecutors Wednesday "I have done a terrible, ghastly thing - I don't know how I will be able to tell Luca's parents I am sorry". Foffo, a 29-year-old law student, and accomplice Marco Prato tortured, beat and stabbed Luca Varani, 23, to death during a cocaine-fueled party on March 4.
    Foffo's lawyer said his client "still doesn't recall all the details of this terrible crime so there will be further meetings with the prosecutor".
    Foffo and Prato have been arrested for murder aggravated by cruelty after confessing to the crime. The pair intended to "hurt someone" and looked for a victim for at least 48 hours prior to choosing Varani and inviting him over to Foffo's flat, investigators said. An autopsy has determined he was struck some 30 times with a knife and a hammer before dying of shock from blood loss.