Two men investigated for Rom sisters' murders

ROME—Two men are being investigated in connection with the murders of the three Romanian sisters who were victims of an arson attack on the Rom camp on May 10, police sources said.

The men are also of Romanian origin and are being accused of multiple homicides, attempted homicide and the illegal possession of incendiary items.

Police confronted the men after a series of investigations, including witness’ reports and the examination of images captured by the closed circuit video cameras.

It is believed that the attack was the result of an internal feud among the Romanian community in the city.

The victims of the arson attack were the Halilovic sisters, Francesca, Angelica and Elisabeth, 4,8, and 20 years old.

The incident took place in the Rom camp in Centocelle, where the Halilovic parents, Romano and Mela, had settled with their 11 children.

All managed to escape the burning campervan except the three sisters.

CCTV images in the local area appeared to show a man launching a flaming bottle before fleeing the scene.

After the event, President of the Republic Sergio Matarella described the incident as “a horrendous crime.”

"When you end up killing children you are the lowest of the human race.”

“Those responsible are going to be seriously punished,” he added.