Ivorian accused of killing Sicily couple to stay in jail

Judge accepts prosecutor request for pre-trial custody in prison

(ANSA) - Catania, September 3 - An 18-year-old Ivorian man accused of killing a couple in Palagonia in Sicily at the weekend must remain in prison ahead of trial, a judge ruled on Thursday.
    Mamadou Kamara is accused of killing Vincenzo Solano, 68, and his wife Mercedes Ibanez, 70, while attempting to rob their villa on August 30.
    The judge in Caltagirone accepted the local prosecutor's request for Kamara to be held in pre-trial custody in prison.
    Police arrested Kamara Sunday after he was found with blood-stained trousers as well as a mobile phone and clothes belonging to Solano in the controversial Cara di Mineo migrant reception centre, where he had been living since June.
    According to initial reports, the murder weapons may have been a screwdriver and a large pair of pliers, and Ibanez may have been raped before she was killed.
   

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