Former Italian professional soccer player Solomon Nyantakyi confessed to the double-murder of his mother and 11-year-old sister, according to Milan (Italy) police and multiple media outlets.
Nyantakyi, who is from Ghana and played for the Italian club, Parma, was apprehended by police at a train station after he fled his home. Nyantakyi’s brother, Raymond, discovered the stabbed bodies of their mother, Nfum Patience, 43, and sister, Magdalene Nyantakyi. Solomon’s father, Fred Nyantakyi, was in London during the murder.
The Sun newspaper reported that Nyantakyi, 21, suffered from depression.
Nyantakyi made 44 appearances for Parma’s Primavera side but was released when the club went bankrupt in 2015. He then moved into the lower leagues of Italian soccer.
Former Parma coach Roberto Donadoni, now the manager for Bologna, told Football Italia: “I remember Solomon, he trained with us at Parma and I had him on the bench more than once during Serie A games. I remember he was very calm, even taciturn. If it really was him who did this, I can’t think what went through his mind.”