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Woman arrested in murder, attempted suicide

Pensioner allegedly stabbed husband, wounded self in family home

07 April, 12:25
Woman arrested in murder, attempted suicide (ANSA) - Scalea (Cosenza), April 7 - Police said Monday that a retired woman stabbed her husband to death and then attempted suicide but only wounded herself slightly.

They say that Maria Mascetti, 68, killed Giuseppe Ronco, 75, in their home and then tried to stab herself with the same knife, but did not seriously injure herself.

The man was found in a pool of blood and Mascetti was later found alone in a nearby apartment, where she claimed she lost her temper with Ronco after a series of quarrels.