02/13/2020 - 12:31
Scruffy, bearded and meowing. Thus the Israeli Gilad Gil Pereg (37), accused of murdering his mother and aunt a year ago, invented an alibi and buried them in the courtyard of his house in Guaymallén, once again entered the courtroom of the Judicial Branch of Mendoza . His defense was intended to get the man "who thinks he was a cat" to be transferred to the psychiatric ward of Ezeiza, but forensic evidence has been decisive on his ability to understand the crime for which he is tried, His fate is prosecution by a court popular conformed by neighbors, under the modality of trial by jurors.
"Meow, meow, meow, meow," the only thing he repeated as he entered the courthouse. Handcuffed and with eight infantry policemen who guarded him, the Israeli who is suspected of being a lender has been detained for a year since he was arrested in January 2019. He is accused of strangling with a tie until his mother Pyrhia Saroussy dies ( 63) and to kill his aunt Lily Pereg with three shots (53), in an apparent crime premeditated by economic debt issues. The women had traveled from Israel and Australia to visit him and found death.
This is how Gil Pereg arrived meowing to Courts pic.twitter.com/7iDAPxl5lt- Matías Torino (@ matiastorino1) February 12, 2020
This Wednesday afternoon, the defendant entered the courtroom dressed in the same shirt with which he was arrested a year ago, then white and now brown because of the dirt and the passage of time, shorts and sandals. He participated for a few minutes of the hearing in which Judge Sebastián Sarmiento decided to continue being held in the San Felipe prison, of the Boulogne Sur Mer prison, in the city of Mendoza.
Nicolas Gil Pereg (37), the Israeli accused of perpetrating the double murder of his mother and his aunt, Pyrhia Saroussy (63) and Lily Pereg (54). Nicolas Gil Pereg Prisoner for killing his mother and aunt
His lawyer Maximiliano Legrand insisted that Gil Pereg is a psychiatric patient, "imputable." He based his request for transfer to the Ezeiza psychiatric prison in the Mental Health Law and that the State must protect a “disabled” person.
The Chief of Homicide Prosecutors, Fernando Guzzo, attacked him. He said the meows are a lousy performance: "The situation looked like a chapter by Tomy and Daly," he described, referring to the classic cartoon series The Simpsons, a cat and a mouse that parody Tom and Jerry but with a much more explicit violence.Then, the prosecutor explained that Gil Pereg is well controlled in the prison because he must be "the most expensive detainee in provincial prison history", for the care he demands.
The defendant of the double family murder did not behave like a cat when he gave interviews with the local media showing concern about his disappearance from his mother and his aunt or testifying before the prosecutor Claudia Ríos. He attributed the absence to a possible case of insecurity. The prosecutor, who found the bodies of the women buried in the defendant's courtyard, argued that it was a premeditated crime, because Gil Pereg reported days before the deaths, the disappearance of a 38-caliber pistol with which he later killed his aunt.
During the investigation, Ríos offered the results of the DNA tests , where they found blood of the victims in a clothing of the accused. And he gave details of psychiatric expertise, where forensic experts describe the Israeli as a “hostile, evasive, challenging, ironic and confrontational person. That hides and manipulates information in a gain way, while the only emotional bonding is towards their pets ”. For psychologists there is no doubt that it is oriented in time and space and "understands the criminality of their actions."
In this last resolution, Judge Sarmiento said that the detainee "has a personality disorder, but is not credited to be a delusional." He ordered that Gil Pereg continue in the Mendoza prison until the oral trial. The trial date by jurors is not yet defined, but it will be during this 2020.