A former Miss Italy could lose sight in one eye after an acid attack allegedlycarried out by her ex-boyfriend.
Edson Tavares, from Cape Verde, has been placed in custody following the attack on 28-year-old Gessica Notaro, who made the finals of the beauty pageant in 2007.
It is alleged that Tavares broke into Notaro's house before launching the acid at her. Tavares, 29, has denied responsibility for the attack but Notaro has identified him as the person responsible, according to Actualidad Venezuela.
Notaro, who know works as a dolphin trainer in Rimini, had previously reported Tavares to the police for harassing her with calls and texts, as well as publishing photos of them together on social media after they broke up.
The pair dated for two years and even lived together before Notaro decided to end the relationship. Tavares was subject to a restraining order when the attack took place.