Omicidio di Giuseppe Balboni: una prima analisi della criminologa Ursula Franco (intervista)

Dal profilo Instagram di Giuseppe Balboni

Giuseppe Balboni, 16 anni, era scomparso da casa lo scorso 17 settembre, dopo 8 giorni il suo corpo è stato trovato in un pozzo a Tiola di Castello di Serravalle.

Le Cronache Lucane, 26 settembre 2018

Giuseppe Balboni era nato in Ungheria e viveva con il fratello Raimondo ed i genitori adottivi a Zocca, nel Modenese, lunedì 17 settembre doveva essere il suo primo giorno di scuola ma il giovane, prima di recarsi all’istituto tecnico, è andato da un amico che l’ha ucciso, sparandogli con la pistola del proprio padre.

Le Cronache Lucane ha sentito in merito la criminologa Ursula Franco.

Dottoressa Franco cosa c’è dietro l’omicidio di Giuseppe, un ragazzino di 16 anni, ad opera di un coetaneo?

Ci sono i cattivi maestri, gli idoli di questi ragazzini sono i divi di Instagram e della televisione spazzatura, fenomeni da baraccone, soggetti con vite segnate soprattutto da gravi disturbi di personalità. 

Dottoressa Franco è credibile l’autore dell’omicidio quando dice: “Sono stato io, lui ce l’aveva con me, ho avuto paura e ho preso la pistola”?

Ritengo di sì. Giuseppe è stato descritto dagli amici come “un tipo risoluto” che “aveva un carattere particolare”, come “uno che non si faceva pestare i piedi”, “quello che le dà, non quello che le prende”, quello “dalla parte dei forti” ed è lui che si è recato a casa dell’amico.

Che cosa pensa di ciò che, all’indomani del ritrovamento del cadavere di Giuseppe, ha scritto la fidanzatina su Instagram?

Penso che i sentimenti veri siano quelli che ci teniamo dentro. La fidanzatina è un’immatura che cerca visibilità, il suo è semplicemente desiderio di protagonismo. Apprezzo invece certi frasi degli amici di Giuseppe: “Glielo dicevamo che erano pericolosi, tutti lo sapevano qui che facevano girare droga. Erano strani ma noi siamo ragazzi col cervello e glielo dicevamo a Giuseppe. Lo abbiamo messo in guardia ma non abbastanza” e “Giuseppe e il fratello sono buoni; ma alla fine abbiamo preferito prendere le distanze da lui e frequentare solo il fratellino perché anche Giuseppe era strano negli ultimi tempi. Non volevamo guai, ma abbiamo continuato a dirglielo di lasciarli perdere. Quando hanno trovato il motorino, abbiamo capito che c’entrava qualcosa: dovevano incontrarsi per la colazione la mattina della scomparsa”.

La fidanzatina di Giuseppe ha scritto: “Ti hanno ucciso per niente. Non ti conoscevano, ma si sono permessi di toglierti la vita senza neanche sapere che tu amavi, senza sapere che tu avevi un cuore, senza sapere che tu avevi una mamma, senza sapere che tu avevi un papà, senza sapere che avevi un fratello, senza sapere che avevi una ragazza e che ci volevi costruire una famiglia e una vita insieme. Io ti amo e per me rimarrai sempre il mio ragazzo. Volevo chiederti una cosa fra degli anni. So che dovrebbe essere il contrario, ma volevo chiederti di sposarmi, di avere una famiglia, ma non posso più (…)”, che cosa si può inferire dal contenuto?

Si possono fare ipotesi sui tratti personologici di Giuseppe; quando la ragazza scrive “senza neanche sapere che tu amavi, senza sapere che tu avevi un cuore” involontariamente ci descrive un ragazzo con un disturbo della sfera affettiva, un disturbo compatibile con il suo passato di sofferenze, Giuseppe era stato infatti adottato da grande, all’età di 9 anni. Anche ciò che ha riferito un suo amico ai giornalisti ci aiuta a delinearne la personalità: ”Non aveva paura di niente, lui, affrontava tutto”. 

Dottoressa Franco, le viene in mente un omicidio che abbia tratti in comune con questo?

Sì, quello di Noemi Durini, anche in questo caso i disturbi di personalità dei due giovani protagonisti hanno segnato le loro vite.

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Why do people vomit after murdering someone? The cases of Christopher Coleman, Timothy Permenter, Michael Roseboro and Salvatore Parolisi

– On May 2009, Christopher Coleman, now 41, strangled to death his wife Sheri, 31, and their two children, Garrett, 11, and Gavin, 9 in their sleep.

After the officers found the three victims, Christopher Coleman, while on the driveway of his house, felt like he was gonna throw up, a detective said.

– On October 2003, Timothy Permenter, now 51, stabbed to death his girlfriend Karen Ann Pannell, 39, at her home.

Timothy Permenter threw up in the front yard of his girlfriend’s house while the detectives were processing the murder scene.

– On July 2008, Michael Roseboro, now 52, killed his wife Jan, 45, by strangling, beating and drowning her in their private swimming pool.

Michael Roseboro threw up while he was at the phone with the 911 operator he called to notify that his wife had drowned.

– On April 2011, Salvatore Parolisi, now 40, stabbed to death 35 times his wife Melania Rea, 29.

Salvatore Parolisi threw up in the bathroom of a restaurant after he asked the owner to make an emergency call.

Nausea and vomiting are classical responses to a prolonged stress. Stress can induce general trouble with the digestive system due to the physiological changes a body goes through.

Not only the victim of a sexual violence or of an aggression but also the perpetuator often shows the symptoms of the so called General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), a physiological reaction to a stressful event. 

GAS is a three-stage process that a body goes through when under stress: Alarm, Resistance and Exhaustion.

Alarm reaction stage: corticoids, adrenaline and noradrenaline are released to induce a a “fight-or-flight” response that allows the body to deal with the threat.

Resistance stage: at the end of a stressful situation, the body enters in a recovery phase to reach the pre stress state.

When the stress is prolonged the body is unable to recover and continues to release corticoids, adrenaline and noradrenaline. Stomach and intestinal distresses like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating are symptoms of this prolonged state of alert.

Exhaustion stage: when the stress is chronic a subject deals with symptoms like depression, anxiety and fatigue.

A murderer is in a prolonged state of alert because his/her fear of being caught.

CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN

The Coleman’s family

Columbia, Illinois.

At 6:43 a.m. on May 5, 2009, Christopher Coleman, who was employed as director of security for Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM), an internationally renowned Christian ministry headquartered in Missouri, called his neighbor, Detective Sergeant Justin Barlow of the Columbia police department and told him he had been at the gym and after his workout he called home to try to wake up his wife, Sheri, but Sheri did not answer. Christopher Coleman was concerned something had happened to his wife. Barlow was aware that defendant had made previous reports to the Columbia police department that he and his family had been threatened due to his employment with JMM. Sergeant Barlow went to Coleman’s house to check on the welfare of the family. Soon another officer arrived, and after ringing the doorbell and receiving no answer, they went to the back of the house and saw a basement rear window standing open. 

Christopher Coleman arrived home and was told to stay outside. The police entered the home through the basement window and saw disturbing messages written on the walls in red spray paint, including the word “fuck” and the words “I am always watching”; when they went up the stairs to the second floor, they found Christopher Coleman’s sons Garett, 11, Gavin, 9, and his wife Sheri, 31, dead. They had been strangled in their sleep. Gavin was lying in his bed with the words “Fuck You” spray-painted on the covers. A policeman also noticed spray paint on Garett’s hand and arm. 

After the officers heard Coleman downstairs asking what was going on, they went downstairs.

Detective Justin Barlow of the Columbia Police Department and a neighbor, who entered Coleman’s house and found the body of Gavin said to 48 Hours correspondent Maureen Maher: I told him (Christopher Coleman): “Hey, they… they didn’t make it”… being the family, he walked outside through the garage, he sat down on the driveway and started sobbing. Said he felt like he was gonna throw up. And then kind of curled up in a fetal position.

Barlow recalls Coleman asking him what happened, but nothing else. He did not demand to see his family, nor did he try to go upstairs. He went outside with the officers and sat on the sidewalk and cried, but Barlow testified no one told him what they actually had found upstairs. Coleman remained at the scene for approximately 20 to 25 minutes until he was taken by ambulance to the police station, where he was interviewed for 6 hours. Defendant did not ask how his family was killed. Approximately 4 hours into the interview, Trooper Bivens, the other officer conducting the interview besides Barlow, specifically asked Coleman if he knew how his family died. He replied: “I have no idea, you guys haven’t told me”.

During the interview, Coleman asked for a blanket because he was cold though Barlow did not think the interview room was cold. At one point during the interview, officers walked out of the room and Coleman picked up one of the officer’s notes and looked at them. With the blanket Coleman covered some scratches he had on his arm. He said he obtained one set of scratches a few days earlier, but was unsure how he got them. He said he received another abrasion on his arm after hitting his arm on the gurney in the ambulance in which he was transported after his family was found dead.

Christopher Coleman told investigators his wife Sheri was alive when he left the house at 5:45 a.m. to go to the gym. He told the police his marriage was good, but later revealed that near the end of 2008, he and Sheri had some problems in their marriage, which they worked out through the help of counseling. Detectives soon discovered he was having an affair with Tara Lintz, a high school friend of Sheri’s who was living in Florida. Christopher Coleman denied the affair, but after being advised investigators were talking to Tara, he admitted to the affair, but minimized its intensity. 

Medical reports, including the results of the autopsies, showed that Sheri, Garett, and Gavin were all dead before 5 a.m. Police checked Christopher Coleman’s cell phone records and investigated where his calls were placed on the morning of the murders. Based upon the foregoing, Coleman was charged with three counts of first-degree murder by strangulation.

After a jury trial in the circuit court of Monroe County, Christopher Coleman was convicted and sentenced to three concurrent life sentences.

Christopher Coleman

After the sentence, 48 Hours Mystery spoke to Chris Coleman by phone:

Maureen Maher: Did you kill your wife and your children?

What we look for in the following answer is for Coleman to issue a reliable denial.

A reliable denial is found in the free editing process, not in the parroted language and has 3 components:

1. the pronoun “I”
2. past tense verb “did not” or “didn’t”
3. accusation answered

If a denial has more than 3 or less than 3 components, it is no longer reliable.

There is no consequence to issue a reliable denial about any false allegation.

“I did not kill my wife Sheri and my children” followed by “I told the truth” while addressing the denial, it is more than 99% likely to be true. This would be the “wall of truth”. 

The “wall of truth” is an impenetrable psychological barrier that often leads innocent people to few words, as the subject has no need to persuade anyone of anything.

We begin every statement analysis expecting truth, and it is the unexpected that confronts us as possibly deceptive.

Chris Coleman: No, absolutely not. I absolutely love my wife and my kids. And this, you know, it’s not… it’s not me.

“No, absolutely not” is an unreliable denial.

The words “absolutely not. I absolutely love my wife and my kids. And this, you know, it’s not… it’s not me” show that Coleman has a need to persuade.and to portrait himself as a “good guy”. Only a “bad guy” feels this need. 

There is not “wall of truth” within Christopher Coleman.

Moreover when he says “And this” he shows closeness to the murders.

Maureen Maher: How do you love your wife and be having an affair with one of her best friends?

Chris Coleman: Maybe I wasn’t, you know, selfishly getting what I thought I might should be getting at home as far as with my wife, you know, from the uh physical side of things. But I still absolutely loved her.

Maureen Maher: So why does Tara say that?

Chris Coleman: Uhm, it was discussed on several different things and, you know, it was a conversation but there was no specific plans or no dates or nobody asking each other to be married or anything like that.

Maureen Maher: She also says that you told her that you were serving divorce papers to Sheri.

Chris Coleman: You know, unfortunately, and I feel horrible about it, you know, if I ever talk to… to Tara again of something like that I apologize to her about, that was a lie. I lied to Tara about that.

So if he didn’t murder his family, who did?

Chris Coleman: I have absolutely no clue. Believe me, I have wracked my brain for… for two-and-a-half years trying to figure that part out (laughs). I just had to stop and give it to God, just to release that, do my best and forgive… forgive that person and move on.

The words “Believe me” show a need to persuade, again.

Coleman’s laughs and his desire to “move on” are signals of an Antisocial personality disorder.

TIMOTHY PERMENTER

Karen Pannell and two of her brothers

Pensacola, Florida.

On October 11, 2003, Karen Ann Pannell, 39, was found stabbed to death in her Florida home.

Karen Ann Pannell was a former model and Flight Attendant. At the time of her death she was working for American Airlines as a Customer Service Agent in Tampa, Florida.

She had five brothers, Michael A., Randy, Steve, Michael R. and Robin.

Timothy Permenter, Karen’s boyfriend was the one to call 911. His phone call is incriminating.

Investigators, while processing the crime scene, noted the name ROC written in blood on the wall and a pizza box with three slices missing. According with the autopsy Karen had not eaten pizza on the night of the murder.

ROC is the name of one of Karen ex boyfriends that had an alibi.

Detectives assumed that the killer had eaten the pizza, then after a confrontation he had stabbed Karen 16 times and staged the crime scene to frame Karen’s ex ROC.

Ltd. Michael Holbrooke, the homicide detective who led the investigation on the case said in an interview to Dateline: “When the first deputy arrived on scene Tim Permenter is in the front yard he is hysterical he actually threw up in the front yard that he was upset of finding his girlfriend”.

Timothy Permenter during his trial

Analysis of some excerpts from Timothy Permenter’s interview with detectives:

We look for Permenter to say “I didn’t kill Karen” using the pronoun, “I”, the past tense “didn’t” or “did not” and add in the specific accusation.

Timothy Permenter: I didn’t do it. But I knew somehow, some way I was gonna get pinned on it. I knew it. I knew the minute I saw the body. 

When Permenter says “I didn’t do it” he doesn’t deny the action of killing, therefore  this is an unreliable denial. 

Timothy Permenter: I don’t know. Go ahead. take me to jail. I’m done.

Detective: Tim, I’m not here to railroad you, I’m… I’m not okay?

Timothy Permenter: It doesn’t matter. I’ll tell you something, I didn’t do it and if I’m gonna be convicted, I wanna go to the electric chair because I’m not spending any more time in prison. I’m done with that. Not for something… not for something like this.

“I didn’t do it” is an unreliable denial.

Permenter says “if I’m gonna be convicted”, this is something that never cross the mind of an innocent de facto.

When Permenter says “not for something like this” he shows closeness to the homicide due to the use of the word “this”.

At the time of Karen murder, Timothy Permenter had served 12 years in prison for kidnapping and attempted murder.

Timothy Permenter: I didn’t do it. I d-i-d n-o-t do it. I don’t know how else… how else to say.

“I didn’t do it” is an unreliable denial.

Detective: How does it look? You’re over there when you said you weren’t.

Timothy Permenter: I don’t know.

Timothy Permenter: This whole cooperation got me confused.

Detective: Confused? We know what get you confused, Tim, when you lie.

On October 24, 2007, a jury convicted Timothy Permenter of the first-degree murder of his girlfriend Karen Ann Pannell. The jury voted seven to five in favor of the death penalty, but the trial court sentenced Permenter to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

MICHAEL ROSEBORO

Jan E. Binkley and Michael Alan Roseboro

Reinholds, Pennsylvania.

Jan E. Binkley Roseboro, 45, a mother of four, was killed on the night of July 22, 2008.

At 11:03 pm, her husband, funeral director, Michael Roseboro called 911 to notify the operator that she had drowned.

During the emergency call Michael Roseboro showed deception and guilty knowledge of what happened to Jan.

He never asked for any help for his wife, nor he showed any linguistic concern for her, nor he showed any urgency.

He never introduces his wife as expected. The social introduction is a key to understand a relationship. His linguistic disposition towards his wife tells us that they had a poor relationship at the time of the call.

He said twice “I’m sorry”. “I’m sorry” represents a verbal indicator of a form of regret.

He invoked “God” twice. Any reference to Divinity is a signal of deception.

Roseboro felt the need to ingratiate himself with the 911 operator calling him “sir” four times and using the word “please” twice.

Here an excerpt of that incriminating emergency call:

Operator: Okay, is that the siren from the fire department there?

Michael Roseboro: Yes.

Operator: OKay.

Michael Roseboro: Hold on, I have to throw up, please, hold on.

Operator: Okay.

Michael Roseboro: I’m sorry.

Jan Roseboro die in the hospital less than an hour after Michael Roseboro called 911.

Detectives noticed that Micheal Roseboro did not seem concerned with his wife’s condition and had 3 minor scratches on his face.

Jan’s death was classified as a homicide by Dr. Ross, the Coroner who performed the autopsy. “There were bruises basically to the back of the neck. I said, ‘Oh, my goodness. We have strangulation here. But we have a very particular type of strangulation. And the bruises are the in the back, almost as if it were hidden. That told me that she had been beaten. She had been bludgeoned. And she’d been hit about her head numerous times. Numerous times. The cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries. And that was a combination of strangulation, blunt-force trauma to the head, as well as drowning. It was only after I’d done the complete internal examination I was convinced this was a homicide”, Dr. Ross said to 48 Hours.

Jan had been beaten with a blunt object in the back of her head, choked and then placed into the swimming pool while still alive.

Michael’s DNA was found under Jan’s fingernails.

One of the neighbors told investigators that on July 22, 2008 around 10:30, she heard female screams.

Detectives learned that Michael was a serial cheater and that his current mistress, Angela Funk, 38, a married woman who lived near the Roseboro Denver funeral home, was pregnant with his child.

On August 2, 2008 Michael Roseboro was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of his wife.

On July 30, 2009, after two weeks of testimony, a Lancaster County jury found Michael Roseboro guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Jan.

After the verdict, the District Attorney Craig Stedman said: “When you looked at the evidence in its totality, it was an overwhelming case that he had brutally murdered his wife for his own selfish greed, purposes and out of a twisted obsession for a mistress who he wanted to be with”.

Weeks after the verdict, Michael Roseboro released this statement to 48 Hours:

We look for him to say “I didn’t kill my wife Jan”.

“My name is Michael Roseboro. I’ve been accused of killing my wife, Jan, who I’ve been married to for 19 years. I did not and I would never kill my wife. I had nothing to do with her murder, and I miss her very much”.

“I did not” is an unreliable denial, he violated component three of a reliable denial.

“I would never kill my wife” is an unreliable denial, he substitutes “didn’t” with  “would never” violating component two of a reliable denial.

“I had nothing to do with her murder” is an unreliable denial.

On September 25, 2009 Judge James Cullen imposed to Michael Roseboro the mandatory life sentence.

SALVATORE PAROLISI

Salvatore Parolisi

Ascoli, Italia.

On April 18, 2011, at 16.34 p.m. the owner of a restaurant made an emergency call from the cell phone of Corporal Salvatore Parolisi to report Parolisi’s wife, Melania Rea, 29, missing.

Melania Rea

In the afternoon of April 18, 2011, Corporal Salvatore Parolisi told the owner of the restaurant “Il Cacciatore”, Giovanna Flamini, that his wife was missing, after a few minutes search, he asked Mrs Flamini to speak with the 112 operator through his cell phone because he was too frantic to call, he then went to the bathroom to throw up.

Giovanna Flamini was unable to give the operator all the information he needs, therefore, after 2 minutes and 43 seconds, she invites Parolisi to speak with the 112. During the phone call Parolisi sounded deceptive, spoke at the past of his wife and appeared prematurely frantic and unable to concentrate.

A friend of Parolisi and co-worker, Raffaele Paciolla, who was with him in the early stage of the research of his wife told investigators that Salvatore was inexplicably frantic, unable to speak without gasping and that he kept burping.

Those were symptoms of the General Adaptation Syndrome. Parolisi had killed his wife Melania by stabbing her 35 times and he was unable to control the stress due to his fear of being caught.

Ursula Franco, MD and criminologist

BIBLIOGRAPHY

– Selye, H. 1950. Stress and the general adaptation syndrome. British Medical Journal.

– Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District. The PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff–Appellee, v. Christopher COLEMAN, Defendant–Appellant.

– 48 HOURS MYSTERY (CBS), The Writing on the Wall.

– TIMOTHY PERMENTER, Petitioner, v. SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, et al., Respondent. United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division.

– Forensic Files – Season 13, Ep. 36: Writing on the Wall.

– SOLVED – Season 2, Ep. 1 Written in Blood.

– 48 HOURS MYSTERY (CBS), Lady in the pool.

– Reading Eagle- Roseboro found guilty of first-degree murder

Analysis of Timothy Permenter’s 911 call

Karen Pannell and two of her brothers

On October 11, 2003 at 10:30 a.m., Timothy Permenter called 911:

Operator: 911, what’s your emergency?

Timothy Permenter: Please, come, send the police (crying). Karen is death.

Note the word “Please”, a signal that Permenter has a need to ingratiate himself with the operator.

Note that Permenter doesn’t introduce Karen properly. We always note the incomplete social introduction, usually a signal of a poor relationship. Anyway we assume that during an emergency call the reason for an incomplete social introduction could be the urgency.

Operator: Is that your wife?

Timothy Permenter: Uh, my girlfriend. I just came over here and I found her. Please, please, hurry.

Note that, before answering, Permenter needs to take time to think with a pause. The word “Uh” shows that the question is sensitive to the caller.

Note that Permenter doesn’t just answer the question but adds “I just came over here and I found her”. 

Note the use of “just”“just” is a dependent word used to comparison. Its communication is found in dependence upon another thought and as other dependent words reveals withheld information.

“I just came over here and I found her” is alibi building.

Note the words “Please, please”, another signal that Permenter has a need to ingratiate himself with the operator.

Operator: Is this suspicious?

Timothy Permenter: I would say so, yeah, I opened the door and she’s in the kitchen and there’s blood everywhere.

Note that Permenter doesn’t say that he reached Karen on the floor inside her house but that he just opened the door, saw her and the blood.

Operator: I have paramedics on the way. What’s the problem?

Timothy Permenter: (crying) I don’t know. She’s just laying there.

Note the word “there”. He doesnt say “here” but “there”, this word means physical distance between him and her.

Operator: She’s what?

Timothy Permenter: She’s laying there.

Note the word “there” again.

Operator: Is she conscious?

Timothy Permenter: No.

Operator: Is she breathing?

Timothy Permenter: I don’t know. She’s laying there on the floor and there’s blood everywhere.

Note the word “there” again.

Note that Permenter didn’t check on his girlfriend. He says that he doesn’t know if she is breathing but his first answer to the 911 operator was “Please, come, send the police (crying). Karen is death”. How does he knows she is dead?

Operator: There’s blood everywhere?

Timothy Permenter: There’s blood everywhere.

Operator: And where’s the blood coming from?

Timothy Permenter: I don’t know.

Permenter confirms to the operator that he didn’t even touch his girlfriend Karen. 

ANALYSIS CONCLUSION:

Deception indicated.

Permenter felt the need to ingratiate himself with the operator in two occasions.

During this short phone call Permenter tried to establish an alibi for himself.

Permenter didn’t even touch Karen, he knew she was death because he had stabbed her few hours before this phone call and when he went back he found her in the same position she was when he left her house after the attack.

He never introduces his girlfriend Karen as expected. The social introduction is a key to understand a relationship. His linguistic disposition towards Karen tells us that they had a poor relationship at the time of the call.

Timothy Permenter has guilty knowledge of what happened to Karen Ann Pannell.

Timothy Permenter during his trial

On October 24, 2007, a jury convicted Timothy Permenter of the first-degree murder of Karen Pannell. The jury voted seven to five in favor of the death penalty, but the trial court sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Ursula Franco, MD and criminologist

Fabio Sementilli: analisi grafologica

Monica e Fabio Sementilli

Fabio Sementilli era nato a Toronto (Canada), il 13 luglio 1967. Per anni aveva lavorato come parrucchiere nella sua città natale insieme a sua sorella, Mirella Rota; nel 2011, dopo aver ottenuto un importate incarico alla Wella si era trasferito a Los Angeles con la seconda moglie, Monica Crescentini (1972) e le loro due bambine, Jessica ed Isabella. Proprio Isabella, nel tardo pomeriggio del 23 gennaio 2017 lo ha trovato ferito a morte da numerose coltellate nel patio della casa in cui vivevano a Woodland Hills, un ricco sobborgo di Los Angeles, California. Il 12 giugno 2017, la moglie di Fabio Sementilli, Monica, e il suo amante, Robert Louis Baker (1962) sono stati arrestati per il suo omicidio.

Pubblico l’ottima analisi del grafologo Guido Angeloni che ha esaminato un breve manoscritto di Fabio Sementilli.

Un biglietto scritto da Fabio Sementilli (CBS- 48 Hours Mystery)

“Breve profilo grafologico di personalità (dello scrivente) con metodo morettiano:

La grafia appartiene ad uomo di successo (era un parrucchiere molto ricercato, top manager di Wella) che è stato ucciso (con il coltello) dall’amante della moglie, stando quanto risulterebbe.

Sono solo quattro righe, il che impone che non si possa eseguire un’analisi grafologica completa. Tuttavia lo scritto palesa una semeiotica grafologica molto caratterizzata e tale che autorizza un profilo di personalità (dello scrivente), seppur sintetico.

Al primo sguardo emerge una differenza di fisionomia e di calibro (le altezze letterali) tra le prime due righe e le restanti che solo in parte è giustificabile dalla particolare enfasi che si è voluto conferire a ”I love you”, prima, e “my princess”, dopo.

Tuttavia va anche detto che la stringa “princess” (è eseguita con lo script, ma comunque è scarsamente coesa, per forte distanziamento tra le lettere) è, sul piano grafologico, qualitativamente molto inferiore al complesso della I riga, anche esteticamente (in quanto è trasandata).
Già da queste prime osservazioni emerge una persona che era dotata di una forte carica espansiva iniziale, che era anche destinata a subire fluttuazioni e cali dolorosi.

La disorganizzazione che si palesa in “princess”, inoltre, sembra suggerire l’ipotesi che lo scrivente avvertisse un divario tra il suo sentimento ed il modo in cui lo stesso era corrisposto dalla destinataria del biglietto. In realtà è più di un’ipotesi, come si vedrà, ma ciò ovviamente non implica un giudizio sui reali sentimenti della partner.

Nella scrittura sono presenti indici di forte rilievo qualitativo (oltre alla pressione che può essere intensa, che restituisce una potenziale forte energia vitale, si osservi la vivacità che affiora soprattutto nel IV rigo, sebbene in una maniera molto contrastata e sofferta), ma in un contesto disarmonico.

Infatti, domina, nel complesso, la Non omogeneità, anche nello stile grafico adottato (il che appartiene ad Artificiale, a mio parere, ossia all’affiorare di uno forte bisogno di richiamare l’attenzione su di sé); sono coinvolti:

a) Il calibro (osserva anche gli accrescimenti o i cali progressivi evidenziati dalle spezzate blu e verdi), con la tendenza al calibro piccolo, nell’ultima parola soprattutto;

b) La scorrevolezza (nel primo rigo è accennata la fluidità, mentre nell’ultima riga sono fortissime l’irrequietezza e il nervosismo);

c) La curvilineità (Curva – ellissi rosse, I rigo) in quanto con il procedere prevale una semeiotica di tipo angoloso;

d) La pressione (che può essere molto intensa, ma che può anche affievolirsi);

e) Il moto, seppur talora spigliato e vivace, è frazionato (Staccata), discontinuo (Non omogenea nei collegamenti, in quanto si alternano lettere collegate a lettere scollegate), contrastato (forte grado di Contorta – cfr. spezzate gialle), a volte stentato (grado sotto media di Stentata) e non omogeneo (Non omogeneità del moto – si osservi la parola evidenziata dal poligono, che è rallentata);

f) Il rigo (con andamento non omogeneo e con parole che possono eccessivamente impennarsi verso l’alto);

Pur nella disarmonia complessiva, non sono assenti caratteristiche positive, soprattutto sul piano professionale, ma in questo breve profilo si reputa opportuno evidenziare soprattutto la parte emotiva ed affettiva, mentre il resto lo si relegherà sullo sfondo. Solo un dato introduttivo, per meglio comprendere quanto seguirà: si vedrà che questa persona tende fatalmente a disorganizzarsi perché contraddice in maniera palese le sue doti temperamentali (ciò che si suppone innato) e che, come detto, sarebbero di alto valore qualitativo.

Necessitava di percepirsi voluto bene e di essere anche ammirato (Calibro grande, Spadiforme crescente + Curva, ovali che possono essere molto ampi. Tendenza all’ammanieramento, che si evidenzia nel I rigo. Lo stesso script, in questo contesto, indica anche un bisogno di piacere).

Amava essere al centro della scena, di essere circondato da ammiratori, più che da una piccola corte, sebbene sia spiccato in lui la tendenza al comando (Intozzata I modo). Tendenzialmente, amava circondarsi più di donne che di uomini, in quanto era contemporaneamente bisognoso di spiccare su tutti ed era insicuro. Lo stile auto propositivo, peraltro, si basava su modalità anche di tipo femmineo, come si vedrà.

Nelle circostanze migliori, sapeva essere buono ed era capace di elargire. Sapeva contagiare l’ambiente con modi caldi e vivaci, con spirito ottimistico, intraprendente ed esuberante. Era molto abile nel cogliere e nell’enfatizzare il suggestivo (Calibro grande rotondo + la tendenza all’ammanieramento + micro variazioni della pressione, dette di Intozzata II modo, il quale conferisce forte rilievo alle impressioni). Sapeva esprimere emozioni e necessitava di esprimerle, ma talora in una maniera iperbolizzata, ossia eccessiva.

Era carente sul piano della delicatezza del tratto (non era grossolano, ovviamente, ma non era elegante, ad esempio, il che di per sé avrebbe potuto avere un rilievo nella professione che esercitava). Tendeva peraltro a tracimare (con rischio della invadenza), ma, sempre fermo che si sta parlando di quando lo scrivente era al meglio di sé, lo si scusava per la sua forte carica umana, per la simpatia, per la capacità di dare corpo ed “arte” alle suggestioni e a ciò che è appariscente.

Sapeva “vendere” e sapeva “vendersi” (ossia sapeva fare sfoggio di sé), quindi, il che era in parte positivo, visto la professione esercitata.

Portando a sintesi: necessitava di essere amato, lo si è detto, ma percepiva di esserlo solo se aveva l’impressione di piacere. E a queste condizioni sapeva creare suggestioni per sé e per gli altri.
In altre parole, l’attività di “parrucchiere di successo” lo gratificava molto, ma logicamente non poteva rassicuralo costantemente (lo si vedrà).

Da dire, inoltre, che il quadro di cui sopra, per logico contrappasso, lo rendeva incline ad essere circuito da adulatrici, abbastanza scaltre.

Sinora si è descritto in netta prevalenza la semeiotica che emerge nei primi due righi. Si è evidenziato un contesto in cui dominano la smania di apparire e (talora) la messa in scena delle emozioni e dei sentimenti: tutto per un bisogno di colmarsi sul piano emotivo ed affettivo. Lo scrivente ci “sta dicendo” che, quando era bambino, non si è percepito abbastanza amato e soprattutto che no si è percepito sufficientemente considerato (è implicato soprattutto il rapporto con la figura mamma, la quale era “dominante” in famiglia).

Fatto sta che, come detto, l’organizzazione della personalità ha svilito (non annullato) le grandi potenzialità che lo scrivente possedeva. Tanto è vero che, pur in questo contesto, sapeva avere dei guizzi ideativi e creativi di forte spessore. Sapeva, peraltro, anche organizzare e conferire grinta volitiva alla propria azione, ma con discontinuità ed instabilità; ma lo si è già scritto: tali temi sono stati situati sullo sfondo, di questo lavoro.

Quanto segue è una traduzione in “prosa” grafologica delle Non omogeneità già note.

L’instabilità, lo si è già scritto: ecco ciò che lo disorganizzava. In pratica, aveva modi di percepire che erano direttamente influenzati dal clima emotivo dell’ambiente relazionale che di volta in volta lo coinvolgeva. Per essere al meglio, necessitava di essere costantemente al centro di consessi di ammiratori o meglio di ammiratrici, altrimenti tendeva fatalmente a cambiare umore. Poiché la situazione ideale appena descritta è utopica, ne è che tendeva ad oscillare nell’umore e nel senso del benessere personale, con varie episodiche disorganizzazioni comportamentali. Normalmente, però, aveva la possibilità di avvedersi, dopo un po’, di eventuali esagerazioni e nel caso, pur se non in maniera palese, sapeva rimediare e sapeva scusarsi e farsi “perdonare”.

Era a suo agio in ambienti ristretti che aveva l’impressione di padroneggiare. Per conseguenza di disapprovazioni, subiva dei cali dolorosi e intensi del sentimento dell’Io. Variava in maniera molto forte e talora subitanea il sentimento della sicurezza personale (peraltro, poteva temere eventuali rovesci finanziari. Temeva il rischio di diventare povero). In questi contesti, diffidava, in quanto si rendeva conto che poteva essere anche aggirato e, negli affari, poteva diventare eccessivamente cavilloso. All’opposto, quando era su di giri, tendeva a sottovalutare (anzi li trascurava) i possibili rischi: si percepiva importante ed amato.

Se fosse stato concretamente ostacolato, per conseguenza, sarebbe stato indotto ad uno scivolamento progressivo verso un’intensa sospettosità, anche talora ingiustificata ed anche per cose da nulla, con forte ansietà e sofferenza. In particolare, si allarmava quando poteva percepire possibili rischi per la propria sicurezza e il proprio benessere e poteva divenire cavilloso anche all’eccesso.

Sul piano generale, dunque, necessitava di essere sempre su di giri. Fermo che avrebbe anche potuto contrastare la tendenza che mi appresto a scrivere, ne è che gli era difficile non fare ricorso a sostanze eccitanti. Se vi avesse fatto veramente ricorso (c’è da considerare che subiva una possibile tendenza a lieve ipocondria, che lo avrebbe potuto frenare), episodicamente, poteva anche tendere a stili di vita basati sul dispendio eccessivo.

Aveva bisogno di concedersi più libertà di quanto era disposto a concederne alla propria partner, ma questo non implica che avesse la tendenza a tradire (cosa che non si sarebbe nemmeno autorizzati a sostenere, peraltro): di norma, gli era sufficiente percepirsi ammirato e voluto bene, infatti.

Insomma, necessitava di una partner non eccessivamente autonoma, che gli apparisse almeno in parte dipendente da lui, altrimenti, progressivamente e fatalmente, avrebbe potuto rischiare di diventare geloso e sospettoso. Nella situazione peggiore, ossia in un contesto di palese disarmonia nel rapporto di coppia, con il tempo e progressivamente poteva diventare capace di esercitare un controllo minuzioso ed in parte asfissiante, in quanto avrebbe teso a sospettare tradimenti e tranelli (anche di ordine finanziario).

Non sarebbe stato capace di tollerare l’abbandono. Era anche incapace di lasciare la propria partner, per conseguenza della fortissima dipendenza affettiva già nota. Sembra quasi inevitabile che, nel tentativo di tenerla legata a sé ed avendone la possibilità, avesse potuto esercitare su di lei pressioni di vario genere, punitive e ricattatorie anche sul piano patrimoniale (è noto che lui fosse molto ricco e sembra che lo stile di vita della partner fosse molto dispendioso).

Fatalmente, se la dinamica con la propria partner fosse stata problematica, gli era impossibile contenere le manifestazioni verbali delle proprie cariche aggressive, talora esplosive e tinte di ira, che si attivavano su base dolente, ovvero come sfogo della propria sofferenza interiore, ma sarebbe esagerato sostenere che fosse un violento.

Era un uomo potenzialmente di gran cuore: ferme le sue disarmonie (ma chi non le ha?), sarebbe stato sufficiente “saperlo prendere”, tanto è vero che nel caso avrebbe anche saputo scusare e perdonare, magari dopo un po’ di tempo.

Dott. Guido Angeloni
(Già docente del corso di Laurea in Scienze grafologiche – LUMSA, Roma)”.

Leggi anche: The murder of Fabio Sementilli: a speculation about the motive 

The murder of Fabio Sementilli: a speculation about the motive

“I’m optimistic, I’m driven and I don’t accept the habit of negativity around me”. Fabio Sementilli

Monica and Fabio Sementilli on January 17, 2017

Fabio Sementilli was born in Toronto, Canada, on July 13, 1967. In 2011, after he was promoted to an executive position at Wella, he moved to Los Angeles with his second wife Monica, and their two daughters, Jessica and Isabella.

Fabio Sementilli’s house in Woodland Hills, California

On January 23, 2017, at 4:55 pm, Fabio’s youngest daughter Isabella, 16, found him dead on the patio of their Woodland Hills California home. Sementilli had been beaten and stabbed in the face, neck and upper body. Detectives found blood at the crime scene that didn’t belong to Fabio Sementilli. 

On the day of Fabio’s murder, at 4:18 pm, a neighbor’s surveillance cameras caught on video two suspects, hiding their faces in hoodies, entering the Sementilli home and then leaving in Fabio’s black 2008 Porsche 911, at 4:53 pm. Fabio Sementilli had a surveillance system but, at the time of his murder, the main box was conveniently missing.

For months the detectives of the LAPD let people think that they believed Fabio was a victim of a break-in gone wrong. In reality the detectives believed that the crime scene was staged to look a burglary.

Elyse Bleuel, a close friend of Monica Sementilli told 48 Hours Mystery’s correspondent Michelle Miller that, after Fabio’s murder, his wife Monica kept saying “he’s gone” and “I’m not a wife anymore”.

Mirella Rota, Fabio’s sister, also a hair dresser, told 48 Hours Mystery’s correspondent Michelle Miller that, after the murder, Monica called the Los Angeles Police Department everyday to know “if she was maybe shaking hands with the murderer right now? If she was, “I could literally be shaking hands with the murderer of my husband”… overall, upset about the fact that there were no leads”.

Monica Sementilli in 2006

– This obituary for Fabio Sementilli was published in the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2017:

“On January 23rd, 2017 in Los Angeles, California a legend was lost.  Fabio wanted to be remembered for the many relationships he built and the way he made people feel in a positive light. An award-winning hairstylist, a celebrated beauty executive, and a larger-than-life iconic figure to all. Fabio was lovingly referred to as “Big Daddy”, a rock star, a hero. Anyone who met Fabio would never forget that beautiful smile and infectious laugh, his charismatic personality and most of all his positive attitude and drive.  He was a mentor, a leader, and a role model to so many.  He was a treasured friend and above all a family man… Fabio valued family and family came first! Loving and adored husband to Monica, devoted father to Luigi, Gessica and Isabella, a treasured son to Luigi (deceased) and Maria Sementilli & Davide Verre, cherished brother to sisters Loredana & Joe Picillo and Mirella Rota & Marco Lorenti, son-in-law to Orfeo & Filomena Crescentini, brother-in-law to Anna & Grant Larsen & Barbara Crescentini and beloved uncle to Anthony (Stephanie), Vanessa, Daniel, Gianfranco, Massimo, Erik, Matthew and Giuliana and great uncle to Sebastian and Lucas.  Beloved family member and friend to many all over the world. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Fabio’s life Thursday February 2nd from 6pm to 9pm and Friday February 3rd 2pm to 9pm at Fratelli Vescio Funeral Home located at 8101 Weston Road, Woodbridge, Ontario 905-850-3332.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 4th at 9:30am at St. Clare of Assisi Church located at 150 St. Francis Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made in Fabio’s memory to Hairdressers at Heart, a charity dear to him (www.hairdressersatheart.com) or to a college education fund being set up for his daughters, Gessica and Isabella (details to follow)”.

Monica Sementilli at her husband’s memorial

– At Fabio’s memorial his wife Monica said:

“He aspired to be the best person. He has given us unconditional love and made all our lives an adventure. 

How lucky am I to have lived the greatest love story of all time? A story that people only read about. A story that movies are made of. Thank you so much”.

– According with 48 Hours Mystery, after the murder of her husband, Monica Sementilli also wrote many posts on Facebook:

“I want to say thank you to all my fam and friend who have supported my almost daily posts and for all ur kind words and outpouring of love for this wonderful man. I apologize for not responding or reaching out to all of your wonderful comments… It was like therapy for me and made me feel better. I will continue to post now and again. I love this pic especially because it’s his favourite hat and sweater … you Fabio, are our sunshine #speakhisname #foreverlove #mywholewideworld 

Love you Fabio

What a beautiful picture… always in our mind and hearts all of you- @monica_sementilli”.

“A thousand moments taken for granted… mostly because I assumed there’d be a thousand more. We talk about you, not only because we miss you, but because we are yours and you are ours and no passage of time will ever change that  #speakhisnamealways #lendmeyourstrength #weneedyou

That’s so sweet. Love you guys

My loves… The difference between an ordinary family and an extraordinary one was always you! Love you”.

13x031_42e9_9-e1520542005854 – Few days after Fabio’s murder, relatives and friends met for a family memorial on the patio where Sementilli had been stabbed to death. Robert Louis Baker, a racquetball league director at a Los Angeles gym and a friend of Monica Sementilli, was between the mourners and he was photographed by a suspicious neighbor who noticed a bandage on his left index finger.

Robert Louis Baker

Robert Louis Baker is a registered sex offender who served time in prison in 1993. Baker’s DNA matched the blood found at the crime scene that didn’t belong to Fabio Sementilli.

– In June 2017, Monica Sementilli and Mirella Rota, Fabio’s sister, attended a private memorial for Fabio held at Wella’s Los Angeles headquarters. Monica sang the Frank Sinatra song “My Way” in front of approximately 100 mourners.

And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I’ve traveled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way
Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way
I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say – not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way
For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way
Yes, it was my way”.

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– On June 12, 2017, Monica Sementilli (1/10/1972), and her lover of a year and a half, Robert Louis Baker (5/02/1962), were arrested and charged with first-degree murder (Count 1) and conspiracy to commit murder together and with another person whose identity is unknown (Count 2). Both pleaded not guilty.

Monica has an alibi for the time of the murder, she was shopping at Target and at the Ralph’s market in Woodland Hills. She went back home at approximately 5:03 pm.

Fabio Sementilli had a $1.6-million life insurance policy.

According with the Grand jury indictment “the murder of FABIO SEMENTILLI was intentional and was carried out by the defendant(s), ROBERT LOUIS BAKER and MONICA SEMENTILLI for financial gain”.

In my opinion there is more about the motive for murder:

Stabbing is a personal crime, stabbing in the face is even more personal.

Robert Louis Baker chose to kill Fabio Sementilli not with a gun but with a knife. Baker chose to touch Fabio’s blood, to smell it, to look at Fabio’s face from very close, to hear his screams and his prayers to stop.

This is more than a killing for financial gain, the modus operandi reveals that behind this homicide there is a psychological motivation. This murder speaks loud of a personal connection between the victim and the perpetrator, this murder is an emotional murder.

Robert Louis Baker, the author of the crime and Fabio Sementilli had never been friends. So why was this homicide deeply personal? Baker was Fabio’s wife lover, she armed his bloody hands. 

Fabio Sementilli had a strong personality and was blooming day by day in Los Angeles. Monica felt overwhelmed by his ego, she couldn’t stand anymore by his side and she desired to punish him. Monica met Robert Baker, a looser, and convinced him that Fabio was a bad guy who deserved to die. She used him to kill Fabio. The main motive for this murder is resentment, a resentment that Monica Sementilli transmitted to her lover, Robert Louis Baker, the hitman.

In other words: the way Robert Baker killed Fabio Sementilli proves that Monica was behind him because Sementilly’s murder was an emotional murder.

 

Please note that this picture was taken 6 days before Fabio’s murder and was Fabio to post it on Facebook. At that time Monica was already conspiring with Robert Baker to kill him.

Ursula Franco, MD and criminologist