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2 Italians Stoned to Death on Cape Verde
(02-10) 19:46 PST ROME, Italy (AP) -- Via SF Gate ^ | Saturday, February 10, 2007 | FRANCES D'EMILIO

Posted on 02/11/2007 9:50:38 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron

Three Italian women were brutally attacked while vacationing on a resort island off the coast of West Africa, dragged into the woods, pelted with stones and left for dead at the bottom of a hole, the sole survivor said Saturday.

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This is my first post so I hope I did it right.

No mention as to who the perps were so I'll look forward to your comments

1 posted on 02/11/2007 9:50:39 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron
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To: Las Vegas Ron

ROME (AFP) - A third man has been arrested in the west African archipelago of Cape Verde in connection with the alleged rape and murder by stoning of two young Italian women, press reports said here.
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A 23-year-old tourist guide named as Sandro Santus Rosario is considered the main perpetrator of the double murder at a remote resort on the island of Sal.

A second suspect was described as a mechanic and the third was thought to have played an indirect role in the killings, the Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported, citing sources close to the investigation.

The chief of Cape Verde's police force, Oscar Tavares, said the three suspects gave no motives for the crime during their preliminary interrogation although Santus Roasario was thought to have been the jilted lover of one of the victims.

The bodies of the victims were buried under several layers of sand and rocks and would probably not have been found if a third Italian woman had not survived the assault, he told Portugal's Lusa news agency.

"The way the bodies were buried leads us to conclude that the crime was premeditated," Tavares said.

The 17-year-old sole survivor of the attack told police she had been left for dead by the assailants and managed to escape while they went about burying their victims, reports said.

Autopsy results reportedly showed that one of the women was still alive when she was buried.

Cape Verde, an arid former Portuguese colony, is located about 500 miles (800 kilometers) to the west of Senegal's capital, Dakar, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tourism has become increasingly important for the Cape Verdean economy and has been seen by the government as the driving force behind the country's development over the next few years

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070211/wl_africa_afp/italycapeverdecrime_070211110911


2 posted on 02/11/2007 9:55:03 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

3 posted on 02/11/2007 9:55:46 AM PST by kinghorse (calls them like I sees them)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

ROME, Feb 11 (Reuters) - One of the two Italian women murdered on the tropical Atlantic island state of Cape Verde last week was buried alive, the Italian honorary consul said on Sunday.

The double murder of the two women, aged 28 and 33, has shocked the people of the archipelago, especially the grisly details given by a third woman who was left for dead but survived to tell how all three were beaten with stones.

"Apparently, one of the two girls was buried when she was still alive because the autopsy found traces of earth in her lungs," Honorary Consul Luigi Zirpoli told Reuters.

According to the survivor, Agnese Paci, 17, all three victims went with a local man, a former boyfriend of one of the women, to have dinner on Thursday night, but instead he drove them to a wood with an accomplice where he beat them with large stones.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the murders, Zirpoli said. "It looks increasingly like this was a crime of passion," he said. One of the victims lived in Cape Verde for part of the year and worked in tourism.

Cape Verde, a former Portuguese colony, is an archipelago about 500 km (300 miles) off the coast of Senegal and tourism is a vital part of the economy.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L11822857.htm


4 posted on 02/11/2007 9:56:03 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Thanks. A lot more info at that link


5 posted on 02/11/2007 9:58:13 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

No mention of the fact that Senegal is 94% Muslim and that stoning is a typical Muslim punishment, of course.


6 posted on 02/11/2007 9:58:23 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Las Vegas Ron
"No mention as to who the perps were"

Let's see .... victims are women .... stoned to death .... off the coast of Africa ..... I'll take a wild guess and say ...

7 posted on 02/11/2007 9:58:30 AM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

This is nothing new. When I was in college, people used to go into the woods and get stoned more often than you would think.


8 posted on 02/11/2007 10:01:32 AM PST by weeder
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To: Las Vegas Ron

see: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1782737/posts


9 posted on 02/11/2007 10:01:59 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Mr. Mojo
No mention of the fact that Senegal is 94% Muslim and that stoning is a typical Muslim punishment, of course.

Probably because:

1) This happened in Cape Verde, not Senegal (which is 500 miles away) and had nothing to do with Senegal other than it being used as geographic reference point

2) Cape Verde is Catholic and Protestant, not Muslim

3) The writer is likely not an ignorant knee-jerker. Sometimes it is wise to actually read the story and get facts before spouting off.

10 posted on 02/11/2007 10:03:20 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Joe Dyton in '08!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

That's funny. Stoning is usually a way of public execution. It's not easy to commit a murder that way.


11 posted on 02/11/2007 10:05:21 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: xcamel

I did a search under the articles title. Nothing came up.


12 posted on 02/11/2007 10:05:34 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: 2111USMC
I'll take a wild guess and say ...

Cape Verde is largely Protestant, so if there was a religious motive, it had more to do with the tradition of burning those the locals mistook to be witches (or perhaps harlots, in this case).

13 posted on 02/11/2007 10:07:13 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

when you search, try to use a single unique word in the title.
it works much better.
like this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=cape


14 posted on 02/11/2007 10:08:09 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Mr. Mojo
I suspect that the perps are radical Methodist evangelical extremists motivated by the influence of Pope Benedict. </off>
15 posted on 02/11/2007 10:09:06 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

How horrible.


16 posted on 02/11/2007 10:10:16 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Mr. Mojo
Making the minimum probability that you are wrong 6%.
17 posted on 02/11/2007 10:12:23 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Mr. Mojo; Las Vegas Ron

No mention of the fact that Senegal is 94% Muslim and that stoning is a typical Muslim punishment, of course.

6 posted on 02/11/2007 10:58:23 AM MST by Mr. Mojo

Cape Verde:

Religions: from the CIA Fact Book

Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs); Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)


18 posted on 02/11/2007 10:12:26 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHVH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya’aqob.”Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
O-k, I guess I'm a knee-jerker, too.

Forgot about all the Christian stonings that take place.

:)

Actually, this does make it a rather weird case. One jilted guy convinces two of his friends that it's worth murder?
19 posted on 02/11/2007 10:15:08 AM PST by 2111USMC
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To: 1rudeboy; XeniaSt
Making the minimum probability that you are wrong 6%.

I'm 100% wrong about thinking Cape Verde was part of Senegal (which is indeed 94% Islamic).

But as far my guess that the stoners were Islamic (despite the fact that Cape Verde's Muslim pop. is very small), that remains to be seen.

20 posted on 02/11/2007 10:19:30 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
As long as you understand that stones=Muslims is just that, a guess. And a poor one at that.
21 posted on 02/11/2007 10:22:47 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
The guess is questionable only because of Cape Verde's Protestant/Catholic-dominated demographics, not because Islamics don't lead the world by a wide margin in stonings (which they do).
22 posted on 02/11/2007 10:29:40 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
Ok, so it's somewhere between a poor guess and a good one.
23 posted on 02/11/2007 10:33:48 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Whoring around in foreign countries appears to carry some risk. Good thing these women weren't xenophobes, though.


24 posted on 02/11/2007 10:34:52 AM PST by jordan8
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To: Las Vegas Ron

If this guy was angry at one of the women for having an affair with him and then dumping him, a so-called crime of passion, then this was kind of rough on the other two women. Maybe a hatred of women in general, or a racial motive, as well.


25 posted on 02/11/2007 10:45:35 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

"It looks increasingly like this was a crime of passion," he said.

Well, duh. When's the last time stoning some women to death was a crime of indifference?


26 posted on 02/11/2007 11:09:50 AM PST by Clioman
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To: Mr. Mojo
Location of Cape Verde

Cape Verde Islands

27 posted on 02/11/2007 11:44:32 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Publius6961
Hmmmmm. Let's try that again.

Cape Verde Islands

28 posted on 02/11/2007 11:47:13 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Clioman
>When's the last time stoning some women to death was a crime of indifference?


                                       

29 posted on 02/11/2007 11:52:13 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: theFIRMbss

I think you're onto to something there...but are you sure you have enough rocks?


30 posted on 02/11/2007 11:59:50 AM PST by Clioman
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To: Clioman

Damn, I really want to vacation there and Aruba!


31 posted on 02/11/2007 12:32:49 PM PST by bism
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To: bism
I want to know if the jilted boyfriend was of a longer term or was a short term tourist girl's fling.

When my wife and I lived in Crete one summer, we watched all the Brit and Euro girls go after the local Greek guys. Lots of rapes and gang bangs occurred.

Go ahead and vacation, but never take up with the local guys. EVER! See Aruba and the Holloway girl. Western girls just assume that good looking local guy is just an exotic version of the guys back home. But reading people from another culture is never that easy.
32 posted on 02/11/2007 1:01:35 PM PST by johnmark7
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Cape Verde - Italians stoned to death on holiday
scotsman.com (Excerpt) | February 11, 2007 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
Posted on 02/10/2007 7:40:34 PM EST by HAL9000
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1782737/posts


33 posted on 02/11/2007 6:52:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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