A 40-year-old man, Paolo Pietropaolo, was arrested by police for dousing his pregnant partner, Carla Ilene Caiazzo, with alcohol and setting her on fire after she said she was leaving him for someone else. The incident happened three weeks before she gave birth to their daughter. The baby, who was born premature, is reported to be unharmed by her 38-year-old mother’s horrific ordeal.
The couple’s neighbour, attesting to the man’s violent nature, said he had tried to save Caiazzo, who was eight months pregnant at the time, from Pietropaolo while he had been hitting her with his fists. He said the man then went to his car to get a bottle of alcohol with which he set her alight. He said he had tried to help her but could not.
Pietropaolo was later arrested after crashing his car into a guard rail when he tried to flee. He was said to have confessed to police blaming her admission to seeing another man as what triggered his anger. Local media reports he is now facing an attempted murder charge.
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