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Messina (Italy), June 13 (IANS/AKI) A court in this Sicilian town on Tuesday found two state prosecutors guilty of "grave inertia" in their failure to prevent the 2007 murder of Marianna Manduca by her husband after she reported him twelve times for domestic violence.
The Messina court ordered the two unnamed prosecutors and the Italian Prime Minister's Office to pay unspecified damages over Manduca's slaying by her spouse, Saverio Nolfo, in the town of Palagonia in the province of Catania.
Manduca, who was 32, was killed by Nolfo in a frenzied knife attack during which he stabbed her a dozen times on 3 October, 2007.
Nolfo, a father of three, is serving a 20-year jail term for his wife's murder.
At the time of Manduca's killing, the two magistrates were working at the public prosecutor's office in Caltagirone.