(Poorly) translated from Italian
“The absolute lack of respect for the death of your friend Alessandro Gino amazes me .” The judge Luca Ferrero morning said just that: absolute lack of respect. There is nothing worse, especially when it comes to a club, the bikers of the Hells Angels , who make honor and loyalty towards the group a strong point. Some of these local “Angels” have been (re-) called to testify in the appeal trial against 25-year-old Manuel Morisciano, accused of the murder of Gino and the wounding of another biker (Pierluigi Ozzello). A really bad story, for which the two co-defendants (Eric and his father Claudio Romano) have already been definitively convicted. Now, in front of the judges of the first section of the Assize Court of Appeal there is only Manuel, acquitted in the first instance. And the bikers are back on the parade, which should bring elements capable of clarifying how the events took place on the square of L’Aquila di Giaveno, that tragic 12 January 2017. They should help judges and lawyers to clarify a story full of dark sides . Instead nothing: no contribution.
Today the preliminary investigation concluded with the examination of the last five bikers called to testify. At Alpe Colombino (where they had their headquarters) everyone was there, but no one remembers. As almost all those who preceded them in the past hearings. Again what happened in the first instance is repeated: a string of “I don’t remember” , “I wanted to remove” , “I was in shock”. “I have not seen cars, I have not seen people: I was thrown to the ground for fear”: declared the first witness. But in the minutes of the carabinieri (drawn up a few hours after the facts) there is something else written: all detailed and precise. “Maybe I said what others had told me, but I didn’t see.” And even if they have seen it, no one remembers. For everyone only a black hole, a cognitive void, a total black out,«A day that has disappeared from my memory», leaving at the limit a single frame: «Gino dying on the ground, in the middle of the snow stained with blood, and one who was holding an umbrella open to repair it». Before and after, nothing. Those of today were three hours of audience to say the least embarrassing. Surely disrespectful to those who have lost their lives up there and to those who today risk spending it in prison. “Don’t give any convenient answers,” President Franco Greco warned several times, who even used a very explicit gesture to dismiss two of the five. “Go away.” Neither good morning nor good evening.
In the end it fell to Morisciano who chose to release spontaneous statements. A few minutes to reiterate: “I did not know that Eric had a gun with him, I went back to L’Aquila because his father Claudio was with us, otherwise I would not have done it, Eric pulled out his gun and fired into the air (one shot , by rebound, he hit Gino, ed) only after one of the bikers had attacked him with a bar; I yelled to leave and ran away with the Mini because I found myself surrounded, I heard knocks on the doors and on the top. I escaped leaving the Romanos on the square, but I did not hit anyone voluntarily, nor from the front. I went back to Eric’s house and left the car – I was very angry with him and just wanted to go home. Here I told my father everything. During the night I was arrested. In prison I learned to be a pastry chef, a passion that I continue in the family bakery. I am very sorry for all the sorrows I have given to mine and for everything that has happened. Thanks for listening to me”. A few sentences, leaning on handwritten notes and pronounced with a voice that could hardly stay still. As well as his hands. He, unlike the bikers, remembers. And how do you remember. And he does so with words that have the flavor of truth and repentance. In May it will be the turn of the discussions: 6 del unlike bikers, remember. And how do you remember. And he does so with words that have the flavor of truth and repentance. In May it will be the turn of the discussions: 6 del unlike bikers, remember. And how do you remember. And he does so with words that have the flavor of truth and repentance. In May it will be the turn of the discussions: 6 delpg Valerio Longi and the plaintiffs. On the 10th it will be the turn of the defenders, Andrea Cianci and Giampaolo Zancan . In June the sentence.