Just over 500 km from the Santa Rosa Judicial Center, the mother of Lucio Dupuy (5), Magdalena Espósito Valenti (25) and her girlfriend Abigail Páez (28) learned that they had been convicted of the child's crime, while carrying out workshops in Penitentiary Unit No. 1 of San Luis.
Both decided not to witness the verdict this Thursday in the Pampas courts, unlike previous hearings, for fear of their safety.
They also did not want to connect to the audience via Zoom.
A judicial employee informed them that the Court of Hearing of La Pampa, made up of Daniel Saez Zamora, Andrés Olié and Alejandra Ongaro, had convicted them of aggravated homicide and also Páez for seriously outrageous sexual abuse.
The official defender María Silvina Blanco, who represents Páez, told TN that the convicts "were working this Thursday, like any other day", since they do cotillion workshops and in the bakery.
They also had access to a copy of the verdict.
In turn, he revealed that
the other prisoners who are housed in the Detention Center of the province of San Luis are very angry
about this privileged situation that the condemned women live.
Despite the fact that they were transferred to the San Luis prison - located on Route 146, at kilometer 8 - for more security than in La Pampa, the prisoners threatened to kill Páez and Esposito.
For this reason, the prison had to improve security measures in the women's pavilion, which is unit 4.
The discontent on the part of the other inmates is because they maintain that both have privileges, while their environment denies that situation.
And although they are in individual cells,
the Dupuy family wants them to serve their sentences in different prisons.
Due to formalities, the Pampas court did not announce the sentence they will receive, although the crimes for which they are convicted provide for life imprisonment.
Only on February 13, at 8, will he communicate it.
In San Luis, the condemned received a visit from their mothers.
They also saw the rest of their families during the oral trial that took place in Santa Rosa.
"When she came to testify, we saw her for a while, but we couldn't talk about her because the police were attached to her," says the environment of one of her murderers.
Páez's mother visited her twice in the San Luis prison, with a difference of seven months between the two.
Abigail often calls her family through the public phones.
After the verdict was not communicated.
In turn, Páez requested to start masculinizing hormone therapy in the San Luis prison.
This treatment will not imply that she has to be housed in a men's prison.
She would also
like to remove her breasts because she considers herself a non-binary person.
From Fundación Huésped they maintain that this treatment is a way of adapting the body to the self-perceived identity and gender, developing feminine or masculine traits as desired and suppressing those of the sex assigned at birth, through the administration of hormones.
Hormone therapy is a progressive treatment.
Therefore, the results will depend on many factors, such as age, family genetics and physical characteristics.
Some changes begin to be noticed in the first three months and others take two or three years, depending on the body of each individual.
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