|Veronica Panarello and Loris Stival|
A woman was jailed after killing her son, but she claims that her father-in-law helped her kill the boy who walked in on them having sex.
The mother of Italy, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the brutal murder of her son.
Police said that 28-year-old Veronica Panarello used electrical cables to kill her 8-year-old son Loris Stival. She then dumped his body in a remote area in Santa Croce, Sicily.
A hunter called police after finding the child’s body. Police said that they boy suffered severe trauma to his head.
The court heard that after killing her son, Panarello made up a story about him being missing.
She told police that she took her son to school in the morning, but that the boy disappeared before she came to pick him up. However, surveillance videos showed that her story was not true.
Prosecutors called the mother an “egocentric, manipulative liar.”
After Panarello pleaded guilty to her son's murder and of concealing his body, she blamed her husband's father Andrea Stival, for the boy’s death.
Panarello said that Stival helped her plot and then carried out the murder because the boy caught them having sex.
Stival, who is now being investigated as an accessory to murder, denied the claim, saying that he loved the boy, whom he called “my little angel.”
Stival threatened to sue his daughter-in-law for slander.