Assisted suicide, ‘Mario’ died: first case in Italy

Ancona, June 16, 2022 – It was called Federico Carboni, but to everyone he was known as ‘Mario’. He died this morning, at 11.05. And he was the first Italian to have requested and obtained access to medically assisted suicide, made legal by the sentence of the Constitutional Court 242/2019 on the Cappato-Antoniani case. The true identity of Mario, 44 ​​years old from Senigallia, it is revealed only after his death, as decided by him. Federico died in his house after having a car administered the lethal drug through a special machine, cost about 5 thousand euros, entirely at his expense, and for which the Luca Coscioni association had launched a fundraiser.

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It was the association itself that gave the news a few minutes ago. “The medically assisted suicide procedure took place under the medical supervision of Dr. Mario Riccio, anesthetist of Piergiorgio Welby and consultant of Federico Carboni during the judicial proceedings. Alongside Federico, his family, his friends, as well as Marco Cappato, Filomena Gallo and a part of the legal college – they made it known in a note-. The definitive go-ahead for access to assisted suicide had arrived on February 9, with the opinion on the drug and on the “execution” methods, after almost two years from the first request to Asur and after a long legal battle, in which was assisted by the Luca Coscioni association “.

“I don’t deny that I’m sorry to take leave of life – the last words spoken by Federico Carboni -, I would be false and a liar if I said the opposite because life is fantastic and we only have one. But unfortunately it went like this. I have done everything possible to be able to live the best possible and try to recover the most from my disability, but now I am both mentally and physically exhausted. I do not have a minimum of autonomy in daily life, I am at the mercy of events, I depend on others for everything, I am like a boat adrift in the ocean. I am aware of my physical conditions and future prospects so I am totally calm and calm about what I will do “.

And again: “With the Luca Coscioni association we defended ourselves by attacking and we attacked by defending ourselves, we did jurisprudence and a piece of history in our country and I am proud and honored to have been by your side. Now I am finally free to fly wherever I want ”.

Filomena Gallo and Marco Cappato, on behalf of the whole association, expressed “gratitude to Federico for the trust that he has given us in these two years, since he preferred to give up the possibility of going to die in Switzerland and chose to assert his rights in Italy. We huddle around mom, friends and to all the people who loved him. His stubbornness not only has it enabled him to get what he wanted, but has paved the way for those who will henceforth find themselves in the same conditions. For Federico, the Luca Coscioni Association had to replace the state in the implementation of rights. We will continue to help those who ask us. At this point, a law like the one approved in the House would no longer be needed “.

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