Rome – An Italian man has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s daughter, who was allegedly killed by her father after she refused to have an abortion, prosecutors said on Thursday.
Lorenzo Tormo, who has been in custody since March 16 after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend with a knife and killing her child, allegedly confessed to the crime to the mother of the unborn child, a prosecutor said.
The prosecutor’s office said Tormos, 30, was arrested on March 20.
The charges against him stem from the death of a baby girl, according to a statement from prosecutor Andrea Del Pozo, who said Tromo was a violent and psychotic man.
He was arrested and taken to the regional court in Rome, where he was charged with murder, assault and theft, the statement said.
He was released on bail pending a trial, it said.
Tormo was the son of a former Italian president who died in 2015.
He is a member of a far-right political party and was accused of having an affair with a woman with whom he had a child in the early 2000s.
His lawyers had asked prosecutors to give him leniency in the case.