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They are policemen, they shot dead a musician and now a jury decides if they are guilty


Diego Cagliero (30) was in a van with his friends when two Buenos Aires agents shot at them on Tres de Febrero.

Diego Cagliero's son (30) blew out the candles three times.

There was no photo with his dad nor do I remember what to accumulate on his birthdays.

He had not been born when in a police operation they shot at the truck in which his father was traveling.

Diego, a musician from Tres de Febrero, was killed by one of those shots.

This Monday begins the trial against the policemen Rodrigo César Exequiel Canstatt (26) and Sergio Darío Montenegro (34), who shot 15 times against the traffic in which Diego and one of his friends were traveling, who they injured.



became a defense strategy for trigger-happy cases and law into their own hands.

This will happen on this occasion and there will be 12 citizens who must vote unanimously so that Montenegro and Canstatt are sentenced for aggravated homicide, the crime for which they were charged.

The two defendants arrived at this instance with preventive detention.

It was found that the bullet that killed Diego came from Canstatt's weapon and that Montenegro fired another four shots at the vehicle.

Diego Cagliero was shot in the chest by Martín Coronado.

They investigate a case of Easy Trigger.

On the first day, the parties will participate in the selection hearing of the citizens who will make up the jury that will make the final decision.

They can challenge the members after they complete a form with a series of questions specially designed by the prosecution, the complaint and the defenses. 

On Tuesday the trial will formally begin and Diego's father, Raúl Cagliero (63), will be the first to testify.

The crime

It all started on May 19, 2019 at noon when the eight friends were traveling in a van with the Aysa company logo to the Día supermarket on Perón Street at 7300, Martín Coronado, Tres de Febrero district.

Six got off at the supermarket and, according to witnesses, grabbed hamburgers and drinks that they wanted to take without paying.

A security guard stopped them on the sidewalk and they dropped some of the things they had taken, but the argument ended with a 911 call. 

The truck in which Diego Cagliero was traveling with his friends, during the persecution in Martín Coronado.

This is how a bolt operation was mounted and a pursuit that ended 17 blocks away, at the corner of Campo de Mayo and Márquez avenue.

According to the police version, they heard shots or saw "a tube" inside the vehicle and began to shoot at them.

One of the bullets hit Diego

in the chest

and he died instantly.

Fernando Sicilia, lawyer representing Diego's family, told


: "We prepare ourselves knowing that it is a very difficult objective because we need the jury to agree unanimously. The defense

will try to implant the idea that it was a robbery

, they are also going to say that Diego was armed. But nothing of what they declared is true because the experts show that they were all police shots."

Diego Cagliero, the musician murdered on Tres de Febrero, with his father, Raúl.

In addition, he questioned: "He is a 30-year-old person, a worker, who was expecting a child. Is a life not worth more than a chimichurri? Also, if they had done things right, why did they plant

two weapons?

Why the dermotest It was set up and it tested positive for Diego when the weapon they planted on him was a toy?

Sicilia will try to convince the jury that Diego's murderers used their status as police officers to murder Diego without considering the consequences of his shooting, which also occurred in the middle of a busy avenue.

The initial expert reports, they questioned from the complaint, were in the hands of the same police station to which the now accused belonged.

In addition, they were filmed by security cameras "for an hour manipulating the crime scene" and with 10 members of the force inside the truck, in a clear attempt to contaminate the scene and plant the version of the confrontation.

Regarding the trial, Adriana García, the victim's mother, told


that she has "a total disbelief in justice," but that, at the same time, "she feels hopeful that the defendants will be sentenced."

Raúl Cagliero's request for justice for his son Diego.

The accusation will be in charge of the prosecutor María Fernanda Billone.

Montenegro is also accused of the "attempted murder" of Mauro Tedesco, a young man who accompanied the musician at the time of the incident.

Tedesco and the other six friends who were inside the van are represented by lawyers from the Center for Social and Legal Studies (CELS).

"I don't know what will happen to me when I see the accused face to face in the courtroom, I just know that I am seeking Justice for my son so that he may rest in peace. My grandson today does not have his father and that hurts every day Adriana closed.


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Source: clarin

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