02/18/2021 9:57 AM
Updated 02/18/2021 9:57 AM
Matías Ezequiel Martínez (25), the one arrested for the femicide of Úrsula Bahillo (18) in the Buenos Aires city of Rojas, will be tried this Thursday in one of the causes for gender violence in which he had been denounced by one of his ex-partners.
The trial will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be held in person at the Correctional Court 1 of Junín, under the direction of Judge Héctor Alberto Barbera.
In this case, Martínez is accused of the crimes of
"injuries and aggravated threats" and began with the complaint in 2017 of Belén Miranda
, one of Martínez's ex-partners who had even had contacts with Úrsula before she was murdered.
Miranda herself told various media about the violent relationship she had with Martínez four years ago, accused him of being
a "protégé" of her fellow police officers
and recalled the day he struck and threatened her with a weapon.
"Only once did he physically assault me and it was the worst thing I've ever experienced in my life," Miranda said last week on channel
Recalling that episode, he said that Martínez arrived at noon to get his lunch and when he realized that one of Belén's children had wet the bed, he began to scream and question why the boys had beds, to which she The young man replied that if he did not like him to leave.
According to Belén, Martínez's response was to
grab her by the neck and throw her against a wall and then against the bed
, and once she was on the floor, he pulled out his service weapon and threatened to kill her or commit suicide, while simulating with the gun .
"I started screaming, my children witnessed everything that happened, and when I tried to grab my cell phone he hit me, he took my cell phone out and leaned over to look down the hall, there I pushed him and closed the door, but like he had everything open he went through the window, "he said.
Then, Martínez continued to threaten her with death, and in a matter of seconds, she took her children and escaped to her brother's house, who used to leave her the keys to his home, located opposite hers, with a patio in between.
"I don't know how I managed to escape from there but I went into my brother's house, and one of my children told me to hide in the bathroom, because if he saw us he would kill us. It was seconds, I waited and he left as if nothing had happened, when I came to make the complaint, he was reporting me, "he said, and then said that his fellow police officers put him in a cell to" protect him "because his family had come looking for him.
Belén also said that Úrsula, knowing that she had already denounced him, communicated with her on Instagram three days before she was murdered asking for a personal conversation and that during the night they met and chatted for an hour.
"At that time she received about 100 messages from him, asking her what she was doing with me, telling her that I was going to kill her, she had all the evidence," said Belén and recalled that before saying goodbye,
Úrsula told her: "If something happens to me, You know who killed me. "
Martínez, a Buenos Aires police officer who was on leave with a psychiatric file, is being held at the Junín Penitentiary Warden, accused of the crime of "femicide aggravated by treachery and cruelty" by Úrsula.
Úrsula was found on Monday, February 8, around 8:30 p.m., stabbed to death among some grasslands in a field located at the height of the Guido Spano area, about 13 kilometers from Rojas, in the northwest of the province of Buenos Aires, and in that In the same place, the police arrested Martínez, wounded.
The femicide was discovered after a 911 alert from an uncle of the defendant himself, who said he believed his nephew had killed a young woman because he confessed in a call that "he had sent a shit."
Upon arriving at the scene, the Police found the murdered girl and the man wounded, since after the crime the murder weapon was nailed in the abdomen, inside his car.
Martínez tried to escape on foot through the grasslands, but was stopped.
Úrsula had denounced her ex-boyfriend on several occasions for threats and gender violence and even the policeman had a perimeter restriction measure that he had violated two days before the crime.