On a sunny Sunday morning in February, Roberto Baggioli made the obligatory stop at a traffic light at a local taxi stand.
As the traffic was light, Baggio stopped at the carpark of a taxi company, which had just received a delivery of a car.
As he sat inside, he picked up his phone and dialed the number on the receipt.
The driver came and asked for a taxi.
When he refused, the man pulled out a knife and started stabbing Baggio.
Baggio immediately turned and ran.
The knife hit the ground, causing Baggio to fall to the ground and land on his back, where he remained until police arrived.
Police then detained the man for questioning.
The stabbing incident has sparked the biggest police investigation in Italy, which began with the murder of Italian cyclist Francesco Schettino in August 2016.
Following a two-week investigation, the probe was opened in November 2017, when a woman was killed in a similar attack on a motorist in Piacenza.
In the course of the investigation, investigators found evidence of an attempted robbery, an attempt to commit suicide and a number of other crimes.
A number of people, including police officers, have been questioned in relation to the case.
At the time of the attack, the woman was riding her bike through Piacelli.
After a lengthy investigation, on December 3, 2017, police released a composite sketch of the attacker.
They then presented the sketch to the public and called him as a “person of interest”.
Baggio was subsequently arrested and questioned for almost a week.
At his interrogation, he told police that he had driven his car to the taxi stand and that he was there when the incident happened.
The investigation into Baggio’s actions began and the man was released without charge on January 12, 2018.
However, after the release of the sketch, the prosecutor filed charges against Baggio for the murder and attempted murder of Schetto.
According to the charges, he tried to rob the taxi driver of the money he was owed and then stab him.
According a police report, Baggiolo was “suspected of being involved in the theft of a vehicle belonging to a motor vehicle dealer” and “of having committed robberies”.
He was also suspected of having stolen a bicycle, which he had taken from a car dealership.
Baggiolis defence was that he only stopped to pick up the bicycle after he had parked it in a carpark.
The case has led to the arrest of four people in relation with the attack.
In his defence, Baggiano maintained that he did not stab Schettinino, but was merely looking for a ride to work.
A case was then opened against a number in relation for a robbery in the same area of Piacello on March 2, 2018, which was also the day of the incident.
Baggino had been working for a company called Vivo Transportation.
He had previously been employed by the same company for more than three years.
Baggia was working at the company when he allegedly attempted to rob Schettoni.
Baggios defence was also that he acted in self-defence.
A jury has already been deliberating on the case for nearly a year.
After the murder, the case came to the attention of Italy’s anti-corruption agency, DGCA.
The agency investigated the case and took over the investigation.
In January 2018, the agency announced that it had charged Baggio with the homicide of Scheittino and had begun a preliminary investigation.
However it has since been confirmed that the case has been closed.
Baggi has since left the company.