Council Backs Plans To Transform Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens Car Park.
Restivo Convicted Of Elisa Claps Murder
An Italian court has convicted a man with a fetish for cutting off women's hair of the 1993 murder of a teenager, months after he received a life sentence in Britain for a similarly gruesome murder in Bournemouth.
The court in Salerno near Naples sentenced Danilo Restivo, who was tried in absentia, to 30 years in prison for the death of 16-year-old Elisa Claps, whose decomposed body was found last year on the roof of a church where she was last seen 18 years ago.
In June, the 39-year-old Restivo was sentenced in England to life without parole for killing and mutilating his neighbour Heather Barnett in Bournemouth in 2002.
The ritualistic murder - in which the mother of two was mutilated and strands of hair placed in her hands - echoed the Claps murder. Restivo, who is jailed in the UK, maintained his innocence.
Elisa Clap's mother Filomena issued an appeal after the verdict to Restivo to ''tell the truth'' about her daughter's death.
Restivo's lawyer, Marnio Marinelli, told reporters that they did not expect a guilty verdict, and refused further comment, the news agency ANSA reported.
The court will issue its reasoning within 90 days, at which time the defence can appeal.
Elisa vanished from her home town of Potenza, a regional capital about 225 miles south of Rome on September 12 1993 at the age of 16.
She was last seen in the Most Holy Trinity church in Potenza with Restivo, an acquaintance who later acknowledged that he had spent about 10 minutes in the church with her before leaving.
Her decomposed remains were discovered in a corner of a hard-to-reach rooftop garret on the Most Holy Trinity church in March 2010 by maintenance workers who had climbed to the roof to fix a leak.
Police say 41 criminals, sending Class A drugs into the city, have been jailed in the last year and a half.
It'll have Q&A sessions in all 19 of its blocks - and a programme to install sprinklers starts soon.
David Richard Gray is accused of killing Carl Scott at his home off Thurmond Road.
Recently Played Tracks
On Radio: Rich and Zoe
6am - 10am
Text 'SOUTH' to 82122
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.