The funeral of Giulia Cecchettin, a
22-year-old Padua University biomedical engineering student
allegedly murdered by her 21-year-old ex boyfriend and classmate
Filippo Turetta, will take place in Padua on Tuesday, according
to epigraphs already posted Saturday morning in Vigonovo,
Giulia's nearby home town.
The last farewell to a young woman whose death has restored femicide to the top of the national agenda will be given on Tuesday 5 December, at 11.00 a.m., with the funeral ceremony scheduled in the Basilica of Santa Giustina.
The authorisation from the Prosecutor's Office to release her body to the family, after Saturday's 14-hour autopsy, is expected in the next few hours.
Santa Giustina is a church capable of holding thousands of people, overlooking Prato della Valle, a vast square that allows many to follow the ceremony, on maxi screens, even outside the basilica.
Giulia bled to death from over 20 stand wounds allegedly by Turetta, who has confessed to the murder and said in a nine-hour interrogation Friday that something snapped in his head after he refused to accept the end of their relationship.
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