Gargaro added that some wounds suffered by fallen officer Mario Cerciello Rega were "very tall, 17 inches deep and the blade length".
The Rega was killed on Friday in Rome shortly after returning to work after his honeymoon. The 35-year-old tried to recover a backpack that was allegedly stolen by Elder and Gabriel Natale Hjorth (18). The police said Elder admitted being murdered in the early hours of the morning interrogation.
Meanwhile, the funeral of Rega took place on Monday in his hometown of Somma Vesuviana, near Naples. His casket was draped with the Italian flag when he was carried to the same church where he had married less than two months ago.
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who has demanded life imprisonment for the accused youth, attended the service.
The death of the officer has hit Italy ̵
The incident occurred after the two US citizens, according to the police, turned to a man to buy drugs. After selling crushed aspirin instead of cocaine, the officials claimed that the Americans stole a backpack from the man.
The teenagers then responded to the owner's cell phone, which they had also taken with them, and told him "they would not return the backpack without 100 euros and 1 gram of cocaine," the police added. The stolen bag then turned the police and two plainclothes officers met the American suspects under the guise of bringing them back.
Both Americans are being charged with attacking the police officers, who reportedly were designated as law enforcement officers early Friday morning. Elder is accused of stinging Rega 11 times before fleeing.
The two Americans were arrested Friday night in their hotel room near the pier. They are charged with serious murder and attempted blackmail, the police said.
In the hotel room, the police said they had hidden the gun in a ceiling covering and found the clothes they had been wearing during the crime.
Elder realized that the knife police, according to court records from CNN, called the murder weapon "his own" weapon.
The two suspects have turned each other on, according to these documents. The young people accuse each other "and their stories are absolutely opposite", according to the documents.
They also add that Hjorth's statement is closer to the police version of the events. Elder is being charged with the bribery, although both are being held for suspected murder.
Over the weekend, police said both Americans had confessed to the attack and said Elder had stood in the early hours of the interrogation Friday for murder.
Francesco Codini, the appointed prosecutor of Elder, said his client "maintained his right to silence" during his appearance on Saturday before a judge.
Elder's family said in a statement that they could not communicate with their son and appealed to the public to respect their privacy. "We work with the US State Department, but they have not been given access to Finn," she added.
The family plans to go to Rome as soon as the State Department says they can see Finnegan.
We are also aware of the plans for the burial of Officer Rega, and we want to respect his family and friends during this devastating time. "
Elder's father, Ethan Elder, spoke in front of his home on Sunday in San Francisco briefly with CNN, calling his son's case a "precarious situation." Ethan Elder says he wants people to know that his son is "a good man."
Italian police can arrest suspects without official accusation
The arrests I also raised questions about a leaked photo that seems to show one of the blindfolded American suspects at a police station in Rome The photo was leaked to the respected Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Suspect Hjorth attorney Emiliano Sisini confirmed to CNN that his Ma The suspect was blindfolded in the picture. He does not know how long Hjorth has blindfolded, but said the incident happened before his interrogation.
The Italian police have confirmed the authenticity of the photo and told CNN that a two-pronged investigation has been initiated into why the suspect was blindfolded and who leaked the photo to the press.