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Boy arrested for allegedly killing girlfriend by setting her on fire

CORIGLIANO CALABRO, Italy, May 27 (UPI) — A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Italy for allegedly killing his 16-year-old girlfriend by stabbing her, then setting her on fire, police said Monday.

Investigators became suspicious of the boy, whose name was not reported, over the weekend after he showed up at a hospital in the town of Corigliano Calabro with burns to his hands and chest, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported.

When questioned by police, the boy allegedly said, “I stabbed her with a knife and then burned her while she was still alive.”

Police found the body of the girl, identified as Fabiana Luzzi, shortly after her boyfriend allegedly confessed to killing her. She had been missing since Friday.

The suspect allegedly said he stabbed Luzzi in an isolated part of the town, then went home, found a can of gasoline, returned to the girl and set her on fire.

“She attacked me and I killed her,” the boy told investigators.

He is being held in the Catanzaro juvenile penitentiary.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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