Who was Davide Giri, the young Italian killed in New York

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He was returning from training with his football team Davide Giri when he was attacked and fatally shot. Vincent Pinkney, a multiple probation judge, stabbed him in the stomach. Doctors at Mount Sinai-Saint Luke’s Hospital were unable to save him. For years, the 30-year-old Italian had lived in New York not far from where he was hit, on the corner of 123rd Street West and Amsterdam Avenue, in front of the Italian restaurant Max Soha.

Graduated from the Polytechnic of Turin, he studied at the Columbia University and was a lecturer’s assistant at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He majored in electronics at Shanghai’s Tongji University and had two masters, one from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was from Alba. The father teaches mathematics and physics at the classical high school in the city of the Langhe, in the province of Cuneo. The news of his son’s death while he was teaching.

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It was late in the evening on the west coast of the USA when Davide, a football lover and Inter fan, returned from training with the NY International Fc, a Columbia University team. His companions remember him like this: “Lions never die, they just fall asleep.”

Everyone in Alba remembers him for his volunteer work with the parish of Santa Margherita in the Mussotto hamlet. Antonio Minicozzi, manager of the local football club remembers him as «a golden boy. Like his family ».

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The family lives in a nearby hamlet. The father was one of the founders of the civic list Alba city to live, according to local newspapers, which supported the former mayor Maurizio Marello, now regional councilor: «I know well the exemplary family of Davide, generous, active in the parish of Mussotto, socially and politically committed. Davide was a decent boy, also involved in the parish: he was unlucky and we are all upset ».


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