Lawyer: Suspect left Florence victim alive after fight

2016-01-14 22:58
Murdered Ashley Olsen’s father, Walter, and an unidentified woman arrive at the mortuary in Florence. (AP)

Murdered Ashley Olsen’s father, Walter, and an unidentified woman arrive at the mortuary in Florence. (AP)

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Florence - The lawyer for the main suspect in the death of an American says his client fought with the woman after they had sex and did drugs, but that he left her alive on her bed and had no intention of killing her.

Attorney Antonio Voce told The Associated Press on Thursday that Cheik Tidiane Diaw, a 27-year-old from Senegal, reacted badly when Ashley Olsen tried to push him out of her apartment after they had consensual sex in the early hours of January 8.

Olsen's body was found the following day. Prosecutors say she suffered fatal head injuries and was strangled.

Voce said Diaw punched Olsen in the neck and pushed her to the ground, where she hit her head, after she pushed him twice.

He said Diaw helped her up and left her on the bed, but never strangled her and had no intention of killing her.

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