Hours after learning that the Justice of La Pampa found Magdalena Espósito Valenti, mother of the child, and Abigail Páez, her partner, guilty for the death of Lucio Dupuy, the provincial deputies of the PJ bloc announced that they
will request the jury of prosecution for the judge Ana Clará Pérez Ballester
, who determined that the custody of the minor should fall on the parent.
The deputy from Pampas and candidate for lieutenant governor of the province,
confirmed to the local site
the PJ block will present the request for a jury of prosecution for the judge.
Ballester is in charge of the Family and Minor Court No. 1 of General Pico.
“We were waiting for the reading of the sentence to present the
request for impeachment
has already been drafted
and tomorrow, Friday, it will be presented in the province's Chamber of Deputies," Mayoral told the local news site.
The provincial deputies resumed
the request of the family of Lucio Dupuy
and the lawyer of the complaint Mario Aguerrido.
In statements after finding out the guilt of the defendants, he argued about the possibility of prosecuting Ballester, he declared about the request for impeachment that
"it would be good if some provincial deputy took this initiative."
Pursuant to Provincial Law 133, first instance judges, prosecutors and other officials may be denounced for poor performance or disorderly conduct before a Trial Jury.
Lucio Dupuy's father and grandfather embrace in a hug after finding out the guilt of the defendants.
Photo Marcelo Carroll
The jury is made up of the president of the Superior Court of Justice, who will preside over it;
two license plate attorneys to be designated by lottery in each case;
and two deputies appointed by the Chamber.
Lucio Dupuy's mother and her partner were found guilty this Wednesday for the heinous murder of the 5-year-old boy, in November 2021, for which they will receive a life sentence.
The Court of Hearings of La Pampa declared the mother of the child, Magdalena Espósito Valenti, the material author of the "
homicide triply qualified
by cruelty, by treachery and by the bond", but she was acquitted for sexual abuse.
Meanwhile, the judges understood that his partner Abigail Páez was the material author of the "homicide qualified by cruelty and treachery and by seriously outrageous sexual abuse" of Lucio.
Although the guilt of the defendants was known, the sentence will only be known next week, although it is ruled out, due to the crimes that were proven, that both are entitled to life imprisonment.
Ramón Dupuy, grandfather of the brutally murdered boy.
Photo Marcelo Carroll
They denounce in La Pampa the judge who had given possession to the mother of Lucio Dupuy for poor performance
Ana Pérez Ballester was denounced this Wednesday for
breach of the duties of a public official
in the context of the murder of Lucio Dupuy, since the magistrate had been the one who granted custody to the mother.
Magdalena Espósito and her partner Abigaíl Páez were found guilty this Thursday.
However, the boy's grandfather,
, also pointed against Judge Ballester who allowed Lucio to stay with his aggressors despite the innumerable claims of the victim's father, and having been admitted to the emergency room at least five times with various injuries resulting from abuse.
The Pampas justice found the mother and her partner guilty for the death of the child Lucio Dupuy.
Photo File Clarín.
The criminal complaint against the judge was filed by the Mas Vida Foundation – a pro-life NGO and defender of Human Rights in the Primary Care Unit, under the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Province of La Pampa.
to determine the guilt of the magistrate
, together with the other dependent officials who have acted from the court in the process, according to the complaint,
without taking the socio-environmental precautions of the case, they delivered Lucio to the home where he would finally find death.
, president of the complainant foundation, highlighted the responsibility that in his opinion falls on the judge:
"We are facing an obvious case of poor performance."
"When custody was handed over to Lucio's uncles, they subjected them to all possible environmental studies, but when it came to handing him over to the couple responsible for his torture and death, the judge failed to comply with the controls," Magnasco analyzed.
For the head of the NGO, the judge's decision "led
to Lucio's preventable death
." "We trust that the prosecution will assume its role and that Judge Ballester will at least step aside," he said.
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"We took an important step, they are both guilty," Lucio's grandfather said after the verdict