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Man's alleged 20 yrs of domestic violence timed out

Turin man, 57, gets off scot free due to statute of limitations

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 10 - A man has escaped punishment for 20 years of alleged domestic violence after the suspected crimes reported by his wife in 2015 were timed out by the statute of limitations last year, judicial sources said Wednesday.
    A judge was forced to release the suspect, a 57-year-old man from a small town near Chivasso outside Turin.
    The man's lawyers told La Stampa that the judge had correctly applied the law.
    They said that the trial had run out of time, "whatever our client's responsibilities were".
    The woman's lawyers called the sentence a "disgrace" and said that fortunately victims of domestic abuse were better protected today by a 2019 'code red' law making sure historical offences were pursued.
    The woman said she had been regularly beaten by her husband and had had to go to hospital on several occasions. (ANSA).
   

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