A British waitress has been dragged into a high-profile Italian murder case after it was revealed she had been in a relationship with the man who has admitted stabbing his heavily pregnant girlfriend to death in the bath.
The unnamed British-Italian waitress, 23, had been in a relationship with Alessandro Impagnatiello, 30, for around a year, with the pair having met while working at a Milan bar.
Impagnatiello has confessed to stabbing Giulia Tramontano, 29, who was seven months pregnant, as well as discarding her body in an abandoned area near the home they shared in Milan.
It has now been revealed that prior to the attack on May 27, the British waitress phoned Ms Tramontano after discovering Impagnatiello’s double life, and the two confided over what the waitress described as his ‘psychological mistreatment’.
Despite already being aware of the secret girlfriend, it is understood Ms Tramontano decided to continue living with Impagnatiello for ‘as long as necessary’ for the sake of their newborn.
Italian media claimed that just hours before Ms Tramontano’s murder, the waitress had become suspicious after receiving peculiar texts from Ms Tramontano – later alleged to be sent by Impagnatiello.
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Impagnatiello has confessed to stabbing Giulia Tramontano, 29, (pictured) who was seven-months pregnant, as well as discarding her body in an abandoned area in Milan
The unnamed British-Italian waitress, 23, had been in a relationship with Alessandro Impagnatiello, 30, (pictured) for around a year
Carabinieri Forensics search the home of Alessandro Impagnatiello after he confessed to the murder of Giulia Tramontano, June 6, 2023
‘We talked and [I] confided with Giulia’, the waitress told Italian police earlier this week, saying they agreed that Impagnatiello ‘lied to us both’.
She said she had already discovered photos of Impagnatiello and a pregnant Ms Tramontano on holiday.
After being in contact with Ms Tramontano for a while, she said the two had jointly tried – unsuccessfully – to ask Impagnatiello for answers and to clarify the situation.
The woman had been in contact with Ms Tramontano right up until her death, and was alarmed when she was responding unusually to texts.
‘She was writing messages in a different way than she had done before’, the waitress told carabinieri, ANSA reported.
Italian media reported that the waitress was so worried about Ms Tramontano that she had asked her to stay with her the evening of her murder.
The same evening, the Brit had received an odd message from Ms Tramontano’s phone with the words ‘I lied to you, leave me alone’ – which, unbeknownst to the waitress, were the words of Impagnatiello.
Impagnatiello murdered Ms Tramontano between 7pm and 8.30pm on May 27, police determined. He later texted the waitress that he was now a ‘free man’.
Giulia Tramontano, 29, (pictured) was stabbed to death by boyfriend Alessandro Impagnetiello, 30, while seven months pregnant
Giulia Tramontano was murdered on the evening of May 27 between 7pm and 8.30pm by her boyfriend
Alessandro Impegnatiello accompanied by law enforcement prior to his confession, May 31, 2023
Alessandro Impegnatiello walks with law enforcement after reporting his girlfriend missing, May 31, 2023
Giulia Tramontano’s documents were found by the Fire Department in a manhole near the terminus of the Metro Gialla Comasina, Milan, June 6, 2023
A driving licence and bank card belonging to Giulia Tramontano were found by the Fire Department in a manhole, Milan, June 6, 2023
The fire department rummage through the manhole in search of the documents, Milan, June 6, 2023
Impagnatiello then tried to show up to her home to declare his love for her, but she was so scared that she did not let him in, Italian media reported.
‘I spoke to him through the bars of the balcony window,’ she told police, at which point Impagnatiello tired to claim Ms Tramontano had psychiatric problems.
But upon their meeting, the waitress spotted a pair of blue latex gloves handing out of Impagnatiello’s backpack and became suspicious, reported ANSA. She told police he had already been acting in a strange manner.
The relationship between the waitress and Impagnatiello is understood to have lasted until just a few weeks ago. She herself had become pregnant with Impagnatiello’s child in December 2022, but she told police she had an abolition ‘by mutual agreement with him’.
It comes after it was revealed Impagnatiello tried to burn Ms Tramontano’s body twice on the night of the murder – first in their flat’s bath and then in a nearby outdoor area.
The following day Impagnatiello reported his girlfriend missing and attempted to conceal her body. He had tried to claim Ms Tramontano had left him after discovering his secret second life but that he was severely worried she had disapeared.
Italian police launched a search to find the seven-months pregnant woman only for Impagnatiello to confess to the murder and the hiding of the body days after.
Scientific Police conduct research after Giulia Tramontano was reported missing by her boyfriend
Alessandro Impegnatiello, accompanied by law enforcement, walks in the house where Giulia Tramontano prior to his confession
Italian police launched a search to find the seven-months pregnant woman only for Impagnatiello to confess to the murder and the hiding of the body later in the week
Authorities said Impagnatiello had even sent Ms Tramontano texts each day as if she were still alive, asking her to come home.
‘Baby where are you? We’re all worried,’ a text read the day after Impagnatiello murdered his girlfriend.
The day after that he texted: ‘Earlier I was looking at our photos from Ibiza (a recent holiday). I know I’ve not been the ideal boyfriend in the past few months.’
‘Just tell us you’ve escaped to some far-away country,’ another text read.
Prosecutors say that they have since discovered days before the murder that Impagnatiello had googled how to burn a body and remove blood stains, as well as how to get a negative paternity test in an attempt to convince his girlfriend that the baby was not his.
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