The homeless man charged with murdering American student Beau Solomon denies pushing the teen into a river in Rome, his lawyer said.
The University of Wisconsin sophomore disappeared less than 24 hours after arriving in Italy on June 30 for summer classes. Police charged Massimo Galioto, 40, with his murder Tuesday after the student's body was found in the Tiber River.
Galioto told a judge he believed Solomon fell into the river after chasing someone who had robbed him, lawyer Michele Vinelli said Thursday. The suspect said he and three others sleeping on the riverbanks were awakened by the commotion and got into an argument with Solomon.