He first tried to kill his 51-year-old ex-wife with a knife , then went to the garage of his home and killed himself with a crossbow .

It happened in Torre di Mosto, in the province of Venice.

The man, Michele Beato , a 56-year-old former security guard, waited for his ex-wife, a cleaner in a barber shop, outside the business.

When the woman got into the car, she broke the window from the outside and then hit her. Convinced that he had killed her, Beato would then head home and use the crossbow to take his own life.

The woman, rescued by Suem, is in serious condition in hospital . The investigations are conducted by the Carabinieri.

(Unioneonline / D)

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