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Man strangles wife with Venetian-blinds cord

Says couldn't stand to watch her suffer from depression

06 December, 15:59
Man strangles wife with Venetian-blinds cord (ANSA) - Cerignola, December 6 - A 37-year-old man turned himself in to police Friday after reportedly strangling his wife to death with a Venetian-blinds cord at their home in southern Italy. Police said the suspect, Cosimo Damiano, confessed to killing Annunziata Cioffi, 54, whom he allegedly could no longer stand to see suffering after a year-long depression. Damiano, unemployed, said that both he and his wife, a former school teacher, were afflicted with insomnia in the same period, according to police.