DANZAL, Italy — A man is facing murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of his 12-year-old daughter in Italy’s northern Puglia region.
Police said on Wednesday that 35-year old Angelo Vattimo was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
The boy’s body was found in a ditch near a local park on Tuesday night.
Vattimo, of Milan, had denied the allegations.
He reportedly lived in the area where the stabbing took place.
A preliminary hearing was set for September 22.