Writer accused of acting out murder plot pens defence essay
Turin man on trial for 'Basic Instinct' killing05 February, 15:30
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.