Two Romanians get life in prison

For man's death during robbery

(ANSA) - Terni, April 18 - A judge on Monday sentenced two Romanian nationals to life in prison for killing an elderly man during a home invasion robbery in April last year.
    The court found Elvis Katalyn Epure and Georghe Buzdugan guilty of the April 28, 2015, death by suffocation of Giulio Moracci, 91. Prosecutors in the fast-track trial had requested 18 years for each of the defendants, both of whom denied wanting to kill the old man.
    Moracci died of asphyxia after he was tied face down on his bed. His wife Fioranna was gagged, but survived the ordeal.
    The court also awarded punitive damages of 150,000 euros each to the widow, and son Filippo Moraci.
    Another four suspects in the case are being tried separately.
    In Italy, a fast-track trial means the sentence is binding, but defendants can get up to a third of the sentence off if found guilty.


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