An Italian nurse Antonio De Pace allegedly strangled his doctor girlfriend to death because “she gave him Coronavirus.”
After committing the crime, 28-year-old reportedly called police to inform them he had murdered his girlfriend, Lorena Quaranta, 27.
When Police arrived at the scene, they found her dead in their apartment in Italy, while De Pace was found on the floor having cut his wrists but his colleagues were able to save his life at their hospital.
The young couple had been working in a local hospital in Messina, Sicily after they were drafted to help during the coronavirus crisis.
De Pace allegedly confessed: “I killed her because she gave me coronavirus.”
A police source said: “She was a doctor who was working hard to save others. It’s such a tragedy.”
The Sun reports that tests were being carried out on both, but it came back negative, meaning neither Lorena or De Pace had the virus.
Lorena had been very vocal on social media about the coronavirus outbreak.
In a Facebook post just few days before her death Lorena wrote: “Now more than ever we need to demonstrate responsibility and love for life.
“You must show respect for yourselves, your families and the country.
”You must think and remember those that dedicate their lives daily to looking after our sick.
“Let’s stick together everyone staying at home. Let’s avoid the next one falling sick is a loved one or ourselves.”
Last month, her boyfriend posted a message congratulating her after she passed a test and said:
“To reach our dreams you have to work hard with determination and you are proof.
“I wish you to keep chasing your dreams, always live the life you always imagined. Well done!