Man arrested near Naples after wife shot dead (2)

28-year-old woman hit several times in abdomen

Man arrested near Naples after wife shot dead (2)

Naples, October 19 - Carabinieri police on Wednesday arrested a 33-year-old man, Carmine D'Aponte, who allegedly shot his wife dead early in the day at Sant'Antimo, near Naples. The 28-year-old woman was hit several times in the stomach while in her car. The suspect is known to the police. The murder appears to be the latest in a series of femicides in Italy. The term femicide is used to describe the killing of women that is often linked to gender-based violence and commonly involves spurned former partners. The recent spate of cases prompted many Italian women to hang red blankets from their windows in protest earlier this year and call on the government to take action.

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