He killed his own son in Canelli, in the province of Asti. The only certainty in the midst of so many unanswered questions. Valerio Pesce, 28, was stabbed yesterday by his father, the 61-year-old employee Piero Pesce, who after watching over the body for a few hours called the carabinieri: “Come, I killed my son”. The crime took place at dawn yesterday at the height of a dispute at home. At first, a dispute was hypothesized due to some alleged debts contracted by the boy: a version that however does not seem to convince the investigators.
When the police arrived on the second floor of the building, Pesce was lucid. He accompanied the agents to his son’s room, whose now lifeless body was lying on the floor in front of the bed, battered by numerous stab wounds. The Pesce family is described by their neighbors as “quiet and peaceful”. The victim’s mother and wife of the killer died years ago. Valerio Pesce, a graduate of the Nizza Monferrato scientific high school, had managed a tobacconist’s shop in Alba for years, then returned to live with his father in Canelli for a few weeks. A week ago, a sign appeared on the tobacconist’s window announcing the closure “for health reasons” until the end of the year.
The dynamic has yet to be clarified. The fact that no one has heard an argument also prompts us to consider a chilling hypothesis: Piero Pesce may have started massacring his son in his sleep. The young man would have stood up only to defend himself. The father admitted to having inflicted numerous stab wounds. Motive is a question mark. The lawyer Giovanna Balestrino, whom the detainee appointed as his trusted defender, speaking with the Press he hypothesizes “a raptus. I already knew that man for events not related to judicial reasons. In Valle Belbo for one reason or another we all know each other a bit. He had always appeared to me to be calm, certainly not of a violent nature. I really think worried about his son’s health and committed the crime because he saw it as the only possible solution”.