I was aquitted of murder after stabbing my dad to death to protect my mum

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A son has been acquitted of a murder charge after his father was stabbed to death while saving his mother from a violent attack.

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Alex Pompa, 20, was acquitted on Wednesday at the Court of Assessment in Turin, Italy’s Piedmont region.

Center’s Alex Pompa speaks to media after being freed from murder of his fathercredit: newsflash
Alex is said to have stabbed his father 'dozen' times before calling the police

Alex is said to have stabbed his father ‘dozen’ times before calling the policecredit: newsflash

He was charged with the murder of his father, Giuseppe, who was executed on April 30 last year in the nearby town of Collegno.


The young man himself allegedly stabbed his father “dozens” of times before calling emergency services.

His father was declared brought dead at the scene.

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Alex has now walked away from a free man when judges ruled that he killed his father to save his mother from a horrific episode of domestic violence.

Local media, including fanpages, reported that the man often beat up his wife, who said of their son in court: “If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here today.”

The judges concluded that the young man’s actions “[did] does not constitute a crime”.

The testimony of the defendant’s mother, brother, was instrumental in his acquittal, with the young man telling the judges: “My father was a sick man, prone to jealousy and controlling my mother.”

Court documents listed more than 300 threats directed by the father towards his wife and children.

Giuseppe Pompa, 52, was said to be so violent that Alex and his brother Loris stopped going out at night for fear of leaving their mother alone with them.

And when the Covid lockdown came in March, the violence escalated, the court heard.

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Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone close by.
  • Contact the charity for support, including services like the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and supportline.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarize yourself with the silent solution, where you call 999 and press ’55’ if you cannot speak safely.
  • Always have some money or bank cards with you, including change in case you need a pay phone or bus fare.
  • If you suspect that your partner is about to attack you, try to get out if you are indoors and take your phone if you need to call for help.
  • Avoid kitchens and garages, where knives or other potential weapons are likely to be found. Avoid rooms where you could be trapped, such as the bathroom.

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On the night of the crime, Giuseppe angrily arrives home from work and drinks several glasses of wine before pouring out his frustration on his wife, prompting Alex to grab a knife and stab his father several times.

He immediately confessed to his actions before the police, and the Court of Review accepted the request of his lawyers to allow him to serve his custodial term under detention.

In an interview with La Repubblica after his acquittal, he said: “Now I just want to go home and get my life back. Watch inter matches, have dinner with my family. Take a trip, a normal life.” “

Alex immediately confessed his actions to the police

Alex immediately confessed his actions to the policecredit: newsflash
Alex, right, with his lawyer, Claudio Strata

Alex, right, with his lawyer, Claudio Stratacredit: newsflash

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