Veronica Panarello was sentenced to 30 years jail for the murder and concealment of her 8-year-old son, Loris Stival. Panarello strangled her son with electrical cables before dumping his body in a remote gully in Santa Croce, Sicily, near where the family lived.

She initially tried to cover up the crime by telling investigators that he had been abducted in November of 2014.

Panarello told police that she had dropped her son off at school, but that he had vanished by the time she returned to collect him in the afternoon. However, police began to suspect Panarello of murder when the school’s closed-circuit TV footage did not coincide with her version of events.

Loris’ body was finally discovered by a hunter in Santa Croce, and an autopsy revealed that he had a massive head wound as well as others around his neck and to his body.

When Panarello confessed to the murder of her son, she blamed her former lover and husband’s father, Andrea Stival.

It is reported that she told an earlier hearing that Andrea had helped to plot and carry out the murder after he caught the two having sex.

Andrea Stival vehemently denies the affair, saying ‘It is just another lie of that crazy woman.’ and has threatened to sue his daughter-in-law for slander.

Stival also denied any role in the boy’s death, adding: ‘That accusation is something completely out of this world. I went mad for my grandson, my little angel. Now there’s a need for peace and justice. My stomach turned upside down, downgrading a grandfather’s love.’

Stival is being investigated as an accessory to his grandson’s murder.

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  • That poor boy, may he rest in peace. Of course the grandfather is going to deny the affair.


  • So many innocent lives are being lost, what is happening?


  • Another looney who should never had kids in the first place!


  • Why? Why? Why? Why do parents kill their children? Give them to someone who wants them, or something… but why would you do that? There is something seriously wrong with this woman.

    • I agree. But we must remember when someone says “I dont love this kid and I dont want them so Im handing them over to be adopted”…. we need to stop saying what a horrible person they are and thank them for doing the right thing.


  • Did I read this right? Is she saying she was caught having sex with her 8 year old son? That is just despicable. May that poor little boy rest in peace.


  • I would have thought the Grandfather would have murdered the Mum if he was involved in murder, not his grandson. I suspect the son may have protested or refused and his death was the tragic result.


  • She is completely deranged and should never have had kids in the first place. Children are a gift from God to be loved, not treated this way just to satisfy her sexual desires. I hope she never gets out of jail to see the world because her little boy will never see it.


  • Wow, she sounds really twisted. Is she trying to say the grandfather helped with the murder when he found this woman having sex with her son? Or is it the son became upset when he found out about mum and grandad?


  • This is sick and pure evil !


  • I can not comprehend how any one could do this. The thought of my children hurting in any way is too much, let alone being the source of it.


  • Some parents should not be able to have a child. Terrible thing to do to your own son.


  • I don’t understand how a human can do this to another human let alone how a mother can do this to her own flesh and blood. It’s just absolutely heartbreaking that poor child the one person he trusts in the world totally betrayed him. R.I.P beautiful boy x


  • How can you do this go your son or to any human being.


  • Horrendous! What an ugly woman! I hope she will be punished for what she did to that little boy. RIP :-(

    • 30 years.. I don’t think it’s enough. :-(


  • This poor boy died for someone else’s sins. Life is just so unfair for some.


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