The Court of Hearing of La Pampa announces this Thursday
the verdict of the trial for the crime of Lucio Dupuy
, 5 years old, committed on November 26, 2021 in Santa Rosa, in which the judges will determine the authorship and criminal responsibility of the child's mother, Magdalena Espósito Valenti;
and her partner, Abigail Páez, both accused and detained for the murder.
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Lucio's grandfather regretted that the defendants are not present in court: "They should feel the sentence in their face"
Magdalena Espósito Valenti (25), mother of Lucio, and her partner, Abigail Páez (28), will not be present at the reading of the sentence.
They should be there to feel the sentence on their face
, but our lawyer explained to us that they have the right not to be there," lamented Ramón Dupuy, grandfather of the murdered child.
In addition, he complained about the treatment that the defendants receive in the San Luis Province Detention Center, where they are detained: "They are on their honeymoon and vacation. They have a box spring. They make their own food. They eat better than the others recluses".
In dialogue with
, Ramón remarked that today "a cycle closes and a fight begins."
"With Lucito we couldn't get there on time, but we are going to fight for the children that remain," he concluded.
Flags and life sentence in court
The claim of the mother of Ángeles Rawson: "That there does not have to be a Lucio case to act later"
Jimena Aduriz, mother of Ángeles Rawson, joined the groups that are present around the courts to demand justice for Lucio.
"It's tremendous because no matter how much justice is done and there is a favorable verdict for the family,
Lucio is not going to return
," he said.
He demanded "more prevention", and noted:
"That there should not be a case of Lucio, Fernando (Báez Sosa), Ángeles... so that action must be taken afterwards"
In that sense, he stated: "That is why the issue of intervening agencies is so important."
"The emptiness that you feel from not having been able to protect your son, your grandson... is tremendous for the family. And I think that the best thing that we as relatives of victims can do is accompany them and give them that hug that only
those who We have gone through this, we know what it is
. It is very restorative and comforting, "he said in TN.
And he concluded: "
The boys do not return
. This process is very lonely. That is why it is very important that we accompany them afterwards. Once the lights go out, the cameras and the sentence have passed, the victims must be accompanied because that is when one really falls from what is happening, in that loss and emptiness".
Gabriela Cerruti: "Justice failed"
Photo: Presidency Press
During her regular press conference from Casa Rosada, presidential spokesperson Gabriela Cerruti was asked about the case of Lucio Dupuy and pointed out that "Justice failed."
"No matter how many laws are enacted, if there is no real involvement of the whole of society and if there is no Judiciary that has to protect, we are going to have to continue lamenting these atrocious events," he warned.
Martha Pelloni questioned the judge who gave the mother custody: "She should already be out of office"
Martha Pelloni, present in Santa Rosa.
Photo: Marcelo Carroll
Martha Pelloni, a reference for the rights of children and adolescents, is present in La Pampa accompanying the request for justice for Lucio.
The nun, who 30 years ago was key in giving strength to social protests to clarify the murder of María Soledad Morales, questioned the accumulation of responsibilities around the murder.
In this sense, she charged Judge Ana Pérez Ballester for having given custody of the baby to her mother.
"After today's sentence, you have to go through the institutions of Justice, with the judge who is questioned and who
would have to be provisionally out of office
until the contrary is proven and the clinics where the little boy was hospitalized so many times and the garden. As a former educator, I can say that it is a shame that a school does not take responsibility for the little ones on the subject of family abuse, "he said in
The defendants' statements during the trial
Abigail Páez and Magdalena Espósito Valenti, mother of Lucio, during the oral trial.
In both cases, they tried to minimize participation in the event.
Magdalena Espósito Valenti (25)
, Lucio's mother, assured that the baby was left in the care of his girlfriend and said that he still "cannot believe" what happened to him.
"When I dropped him off at my house, he was alive," she said.
She also targeted the father of her son, Christian Dupuy.
Abigail Páez (28)
, said that his intention "was never to hurt him, much less kill him," that he "misses him a lot," and that what happened "hurts his soul."
I kept reading.
Strong security operation around the court
The security authorities of the province of La Pampa diagrammed a special operation in the surroundings of the courts of Santa Rosa.
From early on, there were people gathered to demand justice with banners and flags.
I kept reading.
Lucio's grandfather called for "an exemplary sentence" against the defendants and "that they be separated once and for all"
The claim for the murder of Lucio multiplies in WhatsApp states
The photo Lucio Dupuy that they call to use in the networks.
Through the networks, they encourage the use of the photo of the injured child portrayed.
Three hours after the verdict, they also called for it to be a trend on Twitter and almost 150,000 people have already signed an online petition to investigate the bureaucratic perpetrators of the crime.
I kept reading.
"The lack of pain from the mother and her partner caught my attention"
The prosecutor in the case said so before the sentence.
Verónica Ferrero assured that there are many tests that prove the guilt of the two women.
"They were aware of what they were doing," said the judicial official.
I kept reading.
Don't Mess: No One Stopped Lucio's Hell
Lucio with his injured arm, along with his mother and the couple.
Outside of the private fear of the mother and her partner, there were public alarms that no one wanted to hear.
Terror after terror is to think that Lucio would continue to suffer the beatings of blind dementia if he had not been murdered.
I kept reading
Lucio Law: what it is and what the family expects
This Thursday the sentence for the brutal crime of Lucio Dupuy is known.
Continuous and mandatory training, awareness campaigns and a larger budget are the axes of the project known as the Lucio Law, which seeks to prevent violence and abuse in childhood, promoted after the case of Lucio Dupuy, the five-year-old boy beaten to death in La Pampa, for which his mother and her partner are being judged, a verdict that will be announced tomorrow.
After being incorporated by President Alberto Fernández on the agenda of the extraordinary sessions, it is expected that the initiative, which already has half a sanction in Deputies, will be dealt with in the coming days in the National Senate.
The project creates the Federal Training Plan of a continuous, permanent and obligatory nature in the Rights of Boys, Girls and Adolescents (NNyA) -plan that gives its name to the law- aimed at all people who perform public service in all its levels and hierarchies in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial powers.
What time is the sentence
Judge Alejandra Ongaro and judges Andrés Olié and Daniel Sáez Zamora
will head the hearing at 12
in which they will decide whether the defendants are "guilty" or "not guilty" of the crime of "qualified homicide and outrageous sexual abuse."
The keys to the trial and the evidence that support the request for life imprisonment
Magdalena, the mother, Abigail, the stepmother and Lucio, the five-year-old boy who died in La Pampa.
Cristian Dupuy, the father of Lucio Dupuy,
called a rally in the courts of La Pampa
this Thursday, when the sentence in the trial for the murder and sexual abuse of the five-year-old boy will be announced.
"This February 2 when I am in that room waiting for the verdict of the judges, I want to hear them outside, that the request for justice be heard very loudly. Because that day more than any other I will need the strength of all of you... that day , it will be the day I have to let him go... That day the duel begins," Cristian wrote in a post on Facebook.
That day will be the closing of a trial that in its evidence and arguments stage took place between November 10 and December 22, 2022. The prosecution and the complaint that represents Christian agreed to the request for life imprisonment for the defendants of the crime, the mother, Magdalena Espósito Valenti, and her girlfriend, Abigail Páez.
The crime of Lucio Dupuy: there will be a strong security operation and the verdict can be followed live
Don't Mess: No One Stopped Lucio's Hell