He had said this during the trial that had ended with his life sentence and Maurizio Tramonte repeated it in the hearing in which he asked for the trial to be reviewed: “On the morning of 28 May 1974 I was not in piazza della Loggia in Brescia . I was innocently convicted of the Piazza Loggia massacre, a criminal and cowardly offense. And I am neither a criminal nor a coward. ” Tramonte, 70, sentenced to life imprisonment for the Piazza Loggia massacre, intervened in connection from the Fossombrone prison, during the hearing before the Brescia Court of Appeal and attacked two witnesses in the trial, Vincenzo Arrigo and Domenico Gherardini .
The first said that he had received from Tramonte his confession about his presence in piazza della Loggia. The second was that Tramonte told him that he had been on a motorcycle, with a Ducati Scrambler actually owned at that time by the convict, at the meeting in Abano Terme in which the attack was decided. “I never talked to them about piazza della Loggia – declared Tramonte -. They are two ignorant and envious people. It is not their fault, it is their nature”. “They wanted to build on me a character that does not exist – he then concluded referring to the prosecutors of the Brescia investigation -. On the contrary, it exists only in their heads”.