A violent life, a life marked by threats, beatings and mistreatment of his ex-wife. A life of brutality, fury and aggression that yesterday saw Zlatan Vasiljevic rage against two women, killing them. First the ex-wife, shot dead in cold blood in the street, and then her current partner, as in a hideous script of a violence that was her life partner.
And the alarms that the former alcoholic lorry driver had raised go back in time. Zlatan Vasiljevic in 2019 was already arrested for beating his wife, it was the carabinieri of Altavilla, where the couple lived, who had stopped him for the continuous mistreatment of Lidia Mijkovic, the first of today’s victims. The order issued by the Gip of the Court was issued after the complaint presented by Lidia and is a long list of violence, also perpetrated in front of minor children. A trail of harassment that, the judge writes, began in 2011. And that it was clear where it ended, even then: The “perseverance shown by Vasiljevic, together with the abuse of alcohol and his inability or in any case the lack of will to checking oneself even in the presence of minor children, forced to witness the constant harassment of the mother – reads the ordinance of 2019 – allows us to consider highly likely the occurrence of new episodes of violence, especially because of the removal “of the woman “from the family home and the controlling and prevaricating tendencies shown by the suspect, which could in all likelihood undergo an escalation in terms of gravity and lead to tragic consequences”.
Exactly what happened. The judge lists some episodes of violence: in February 2019, when Vasiljevic “grabbed” her wife by the neck, “he pushed her against the refrigerator in the kitchen and threatened her with a knife” which he stuck in her mouth; a month later when he returned drunk, he attacked her in her bed by squeezing her neck “as if to strangle her” and yelling: “I’ll kill you, I’ll take out your eyes”; again, again in March, when he gave her a blow to her face “with such violence as to make her fall to the ground”. Vasiljvic ended up in prison, but he was short of it, so much so that already in December 2019 a no-contact order arrived: it was issued by the judicial authority at the request of the Carabinieri of Schio, where Lidia had moved with the children after the separation.
The owner of the company for which the victim worked, the Food & co of Vicenza, a company specializing in catering, spoke of that story of 2019, now defined by those who knew the murdered woman, as ‘chronicle of a death foretold’. Mondello, remembers that the man “had smashed her skull” causing her serious injuries and then had also denounced her with an excuse, the alleged abandonment of her children. In 2019, the ban on approaching that violent former companion was finally issued. “She was sick for some time – Mondello recalled again – she was also hospitalized for beatings. She was in and out of court with absurd complaints. A tragedy foretold, like all tragedies of this kind. .
Crazy people who go around all day doing nothing. “An announced tragedy that now leaves two boys aged 13 and 16 orphaned.