The television host and music producer Ricardo Daniel Carias, known as "la Tota Santillán", was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for acts of gender violence against his ex-partner and mother of two of his daughters, who reported that she was beaten and threatened with death, and for intimidating an employee of her and her ex-father-in-law.
The Oral Criminal and Correctional Court No. 7, represented by Judge Alejandro Noceti Achával, also considered that Carías was responsible for the threats suffered by an employee of his partner with the aim of getting her to leave that job, and for having threatened her former father-in-law during the separation with his concubine. On the other hand, he was convicted of the theft of a cell phone owned by his then accountant.
The producer and driver was convicted of the crimes of "aggravated threats by the use of weapons; minor injuries aggravated by having been committed within the framework of the couple and by mediating gender violence, threats, theft, extortion against honor and coercive threats aggravated by compelling a person to abandon their habitual residence or work". The grounds for the conviction will be known on June 16.
In addition to the penalty, the magistrate ordered that the Google search engine eliminate all news related to the demonstrations that Carías made against his ex-partner, her father and the employee.
Prosecutor Oscar Ciruzzi, head of the National Criminal and Correctional Prosecutor's Office 7, had requested four and a half.
Ciruzzi found Carias guilty of the crimes of "aggravated threats for the use of weapons, illegitimate deprivation of liberty aggravated by being a spouse and aggravated minor injuries for having been committed within the framework of the couple and for mediating gender violence."
The facts with which he was charged
The facts presented in the oral argument by the prosecutor and for which the "Tota" was judged occurred 10 years ago, in 2013, when the TV host lived with his ex-partner and two of his daughters in the neighborhood of Belgrano.
There, according to the file, he began to insult the woman, threw her on the bed andthreatened with a scissors that he was going to take out an eye.
The prosecutor indicated that when the woman was able to recover to leave the room, the driver pushed her, so she fell to the ground, where "he began to kick her and hit her with a belt."
Another of the violent events reported by the judicial official occurred during the following summer. It was in Mar del Plata. There, the "Tota" would have driven a car with her partner on board, and at one point accelerated at full speed saying: "I'm going to kill you on the cliff and nobody will find you."
The Prosecutor's Office stressed that the events "were not isolated." And that in August 2014 the acts of violence of the television host relapsed: it was when in an argument, "Santillán took his wife by the neck and began to hang her."