Prosecutors said that a suspect has confessed to murdering 33-year-old Italian Stefano Leo, who was found stabbed to death on the banks of the River Po in Turin on 23 February, for the sole reason that he wanted to kill someone.
The suspect, Said Machaouat, a 27-year-old Moroccan, turned himself in at the weekend.
“I am the murderer of Stefano Leo. I have to turn myself in. I feel hunted by the Carabinieri (Italian military police force)”.
“Among all the people who were passing, I chose to kill this young man because he looked happy. And I couldn’t stand his happiness”, Mechaout said, according to the prosecutors.
Mechaout didn’t know the victim, at least this is what he told the Carabinieri.