According to Maria Monteleone who is the prosecutor, when Paduano set Sara’s car on fire as she was driving, she scampered out but he chased her and set her ablaze when he caught up with her.
The lover boy was said to have killed his erstwhile girlfriend because he could not bear the separation
He reportedly used a cigarette lighter to set Di Pietrantonio’s face on fire after dousing her with very strong alcohol which was probably mixed with petrol.
According to Italian authorities, a surveillance camera in the area captured some of the events, including at least two cars that passed by while the woman screamed in vain for help as she tried to flee.
Initially, the suspect denied having anything to do with the woman’s death but after about 8 hours of interrogation, he confessed to killing her in order to reduce the
punishment that will be imposed on him by the court. He confessed probably after he was told that a surveillance camera in the area captured the event.
The attacker waited outside the home of Di Pietrantonio’s current boyfriend. Then, after the woman left the home and drove off by herself, Paduano drove off, eventually forcing her car to the side of the road.
The reporting police official, Silipo, said: “He got into her car, and after an argument, doused the car (interior) with a small bottle of alcohol, and doused Sara, too,”… “She ran out, he torched the car, caught up with her, and after about 100 metres” set her ablaze, leaving her to die “in an atrocious manner.” [myad]