A 28-year-old Italian nurse, Antonio De Pace allegedly strangled his doctor girlfriend, Lorena Quaranta, to death because “she infected him with the dreaded Coronavirus.”
According to reports, Antonio De Pace called the police to inform them he had murdered his girlfriend, and when they arrived at the scene, they found her dead in their apartment in Italy, while De Pace was found on the floor having cut his wrists but his colleagues were able to save his life at their hospital.
The couple who got married recently had been working in a local hospital in Messina, Sicily after they were drafted to support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Sun, the tests were being carried out on both, but it came back negative, meaning neither Lorena or De Pace had the virus.
Lorena had been very vocal on social media about the coronavirus outbreak.
In a Facebook post just days before her death Lorena wrote:
“Now more than ever we need to demonstrate responsibility and love for life.
“You must show respect for yourselves, your families and the country.
”You must think and remember those that dedicate their lives daily to looking after our sick.
“Let’s stick together everyone staying at home. Let’s avoid the next one falling sick is a loved one or ourselves.”