QUESTIONING OF REGGIANI TO BE DELAYED
MILAN — Patrizia Reggiani, being held by authorities here in the 1995 murder of her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, was “unfit” for questioning by magistrates at her interrogation Tuesday morning, according to her lawyer, Marco De Luca.
“Mrs. Reggiani’s mental and physical condition has deteriorated to the point where she isn’t capable of making coherent statements,” De Luca told reporters as he left the prison where he had met with his client.
He said he would wait to see if her condition improves over the next few days before conferring with her again.
Reggiani’s questioning by magistrates was adjourned after 30 minutes and has not been rescheduled.
“We haven’t even been able to discuss a defense strategy,” said De Luca.
He noted that Reggiani has been given unrestricted visitation rights by family members, in particular her two daughters.
He said he hoped that would improve her condition.
Reggiani, arrested Friday along with four others, has been accused of ordering the murder of Gucci, who was the former head of the luxury goods firm bearing his family’s name.