A discussion between brother and sister, another violent argument for a legacy and for the division of these houses – side by side – to Quartu Sant'Elena on the territory of the metropolis of Cagliari, then the fatal fury and the escape. Susanna Mallus 55, was killed with at least 18 puncture wounds, three of them deadly. Suspected of the wife's brother, Massimiliano 52 years old, a construction worker arrested the evening after trying to escape.
The ongoing disputes over the inheritance – The murder took place during the night. Brother and sister lived in two adjacent buildings: on one side Massimiliano Mallus with his wife, on the other the victim and the 84-year-old mother who had difficulty walking. It was the daughter who took care of her. The two had fought for hereditary issues for 1
Friday night the screams, then the murder – Also Friday night around 9 pm: 30, Susanna and Massimiliano argued. A very heated argument, so that the screams of the 52-year-olds were also heard by the companion of the victim, who had called several times. Nobody knows the exact time of the murder, certainly at midnight, when Massimiliano Mallus came home to his sister and fought with her. Then he took a kitchen knife and killed her. The man left the house on foot, and his tracks were lost.
The Alert's Partner's Alert – The Companion was the alarm of Susanna, who, after trying several times to call her and receiving no response, warned 112. On the spot, the police arrived at the Compagnia di Quartu, coordinated by Major Valerio Cadeddu: they saw the body of the woman on the ground from the window of the house and they entered, but it was too late. In the house was also the mother.
The Flight and the Detention – The search ended on Saturday night. The 52-year-old was noticed by some passers-by as he walked through the streets of Quartu. On site came the 118 doctors and the Carabinieri. The man was arrested by the military and taken to Brotzu Hospital.