Paula Romano murdered her sugar daddy Julio Cesar Vittoria in the Argentine capital, back in July 2014
Romano 34, stabbed 62-year-old Julio Cesar Vittoria, 24 times while he was naked and tied up at a property in Buenos Aires
She stole 20,000 ARS ($1,300) before fleeing the scene in Buenos Aires
Cops caught the suspect after a 15-month long investigation, she professed amnesia of the events
Defense witnesses said Romano was ‘addicted to sex’ and in her hospital records she had been diagnosed with a sex-related behaviour disorder
She convicted for the murder of Vittoria and sentenced to life in prison this week in Argentina
Paula Romano [center], was sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Julio Cesar Vittoria, in July 2014
A woman in Argentina who tied up her wealthy sugar daddy during a sex game before stabbing him to death and stealing his money has been sentenced to life in prison.
Paula Romano, 34, stabbed her boyfriend Julio Cesar Vittoria, 62, 24 times while he was naked and tied up in July 2014.
She stole 20,000 ARS (£1,045) from the ice cream shop owner before fleeing the scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Julio Cesar Vittoria, [left], died from more than two dozen stab wounds at the hands of Paloma. He was bound at the tiime
Vittoria’s body was discovered at a property in the neighbourhood of Flores, in Buenos Aires. On the day of the murder, in July 2014, Romano texted her boyfriend saying she was going to tie him up and that he should be ready for ‘a party’
The businessman was later found dead with a rope around his neck, his hands tied and stab wounds by his horrified son. His body was discovered at a property in the neighbourhood of Flores, in the capital city of Buenos Aires.
Romano was eventually caught by police after a 15-month police investigation, and has now been sentenced to life in prison.
Cesar Vittoria was found dead with a rope around his neck
Prosecutor Carlos Gimenez Bauer said of the crime: ‘Romano started a sex game in which the man was naked and had his hands tied with a rope around his neck.
‘Once he was like this, she stabbed him 24 times and stole the money. She left the place and ran away.’
The couple had started their relationship in 2003, when she was working as a waitress in a bar that her victim owned. But the court in Buenos Aires heard that Romano was only ever interested in Vittoria’s money.
Bauer said: ‘Both had an interest in the relationship: one was economical by the part of Romano and the other was more intimate, for Julio’s part.’
On the day of the murder, Romano lured Vittoria with a text inviting him to ‘party’. His son discovered his dead body covered in stab wounds with a rope around his neck, hands tied
When Vittoria was tied up, Romano stabbed him repeatedly before running away with his cash. He later confessed to having been at the place of the crime but denied taking part in any sex game. In court she said she could not remember what had happened and refused to answer questions.
She told the court: ‘I loved Julio, I do not understand what happened.’
She was convicted and sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murder after the court heard she took advantage of the ‘trust’ that Julio had in her.
Crime scene doctors confirmed that the silk ties were not tight enough to completely limit the victim’s movements.
This led investigators to believe that Vittoria entered willingly into a sexual game with someone he trusted, who then took advantage of his vulnerable position.
Court witnesses claim that Romano was ‘addicted to sex’ and in her hospital records she had been diagnosed with a sex-related behaviour disorder.
Doctors said as well as experiencing rage attacks, she had an uncontrollable impulse to be unfaithful and sometimes experienced ‘disgust’ and ‘rejection’ when having sex.