(ANSA) - Taranto, September 23 - A 20-year-old woman, shot
twice by her boyfriend, died on Monday after seven days in the
intensive care unit of a hospital in the Southern Italian port
city of Taranto.
Ilaria Pagliarulo had suffered violence for some time at
the hands of her partner, but never reported him to police,
The 24-year-old companion, Cosimo De Biaso, first shot
Pagliarulo Sunday night, September 15, perforating her kidney,
but the woman attempted to treat her wound herself, according to
a reconstruction of events.
On Monday morning, after another fight, the man shot
Pagliarulo again in her side, investigators said.
De Biaso allegedly pulled the trigger again at the car of
Pagliarulo's mother as she followed the ambulance with her
daughter aboard toward the hospital, but the older woman was