Italian Jeweller Faces Financial Ruin After Defending His Family from Armed Robbers

Financial Strain After Harsh Sentence

Mario Roggero, a 68-year-old Italian jeweller, finds himself facing financial ruin after being sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing two robbers who attacked his shop.

Shocking Robbery and Violent Defense

In April 2021, a three-member gang burst into Roggero’s shop, launching a terrifying raid. The assailants tied up his daughter and threatened to kill his wife, Mariangela. Faced with the imminent danger, Roggero took matters into his own hands.

Outrage Over the Sentence

CCTV footage captured the dramatic moment Roggero chased the robbers and fatally shot two of them. The subsequent sentence, handed down by Judge Alberto Giannone, has sparked outrage, with critics arguing that Roggero was defending his family.

Financial Impact and Public Support

Mariangela, Roggero’s wife, expressed disbelief at the severity of the sentence and revealed the financial strain it has placed on the family. They are required to pay €300,000 in damages to the victims’ families. The couple has already sold property and taken out a loan to meet this obligation.

Calls for Support and a Bleak Outlook

Mariangela seeks support from the public, acknowledging the overwhelming assistance they’ve received so far. Despite raising €11,000, the family faces an uncertain future. Mariangela, disillusioned with institutions and justice, believes the sentence affects not only her husband but also their children and grandchildren.

A Family’s Nightmare

This isn’t the first time the Roggero family has faced robbery; a previous incident in 2015 added to their ongoing ordeal. Mariangela reflects on the tragic fate of the deceased robbers and contemplates whether it’s part of a larger narrative.

Appeal and Hope for Justice

Despite the grim circumstances, the Roggero family remains determined to appeal the sentence. Mariangela emphasizes that Mario acted out of instinct to defend his family and hopes for a more understanding verdict.

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