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Woman Killed in Fight Over Topless Bathing

March 27, 1989

ANDORA, Italy (AP) _ An 18-year-old student beat a 54-year-old woman to death with a rock after an argument over topless sunbathing, it was reported Monday.

The student, Giuliano Moschetto, insulted Maria Adua Amerio and accused her of indecency for going topless on a remote stretch of beach in this Ligurian resort near Savona on Sunday, the news agencies said.

When Mrs. Amerio argued with Moschetto, he tried to strangle her. Mrs. Amerio tried to run away but was killed when her attacker struck her on the head with a large rock, the reports said.

Moschetto was arrested later after a witness pointed him out to police. He was being held Monday on murder charges.

The agencies said the two did not know each other and had each come to Andora for the Easter weekend holiday.

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