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Báez Sosa's crime: time is running out to appeal, while Fernando's parents are already at home and the rugby players are waiting


Prosecutor, complaint and defense have 20 days to appear in Cassation. The convicts are still detained in a Melchor Romero alcaidía and it will be known shortly if they are transferred.

The posters with the image of Fernando Báez Sosa (18) playing soccer, smiling hugging a friend, requests for Justice in his name, some rosaries, remains of candles, but all remain on the fence at the corner of the Courts of Dolores. activity on the day after the oral trial now begins to be issued in judicial terms and deadlines.

While Dolores begins to resume its established siesta town pulse, prosecutors, plaintiffs and defense attorneys examine in detail the foundations of the Oral Criminal Court 1 to devise their strategies.

The five life sentences and the three sentences for the secondary participations, beyond the "relief" that Fernando's parents said they were given, did not finish conforming:

all parties will appeal.

Prosecutors Juan Manuel Dávila and Gustavo García will insist on the request they formulated in their plea, that the co-authorship that led to the prison sentences for Máximo Thomsen, Enzo Comelli, the brothers Luciano and Ciro Pertossi, and Matias Benicelli, should be extended to his three friends, Lucias Pertossi (cousin of the above), Ayrton Viollaz and Blas Cinalli, considered secondary participants.

For this they already made the reservation in TOC 1. They did not let one day of the seven days they have to do so go by.

Hugo Tomei, the defense lawyer, and the plaintiffs from Fernando Burlando's team, told this newspaper that they will reserve the appeal in the next few hours.

In total, the parties

have twenty days from the moment the verdict was handed down to argue their complaint

, which will then be submitted to the Buenos Aires Court of Cassation.

Burlando warned that he will appeal the ruling because he considered that three defendants "benefited" with a 15-year sentence "they must have a sentence commensurate with their activity in the crime, it is perpetual for all, as I said the first day."

The arguments of the ruling for the crime of Fernando Baéz Sosa

At the same time, after the complaint that prosecutors Dávila and García made for false testimony against Juan Pedro Guarino and Tomas Colazo, a new investigation will begin.

It will be in charge of an investigative prosecutor from Dolores as of the approval given by TOC 1.

Both young men, friends of the convicted, were meters from the crime scene and yet, when they testified, beyond having warned that they had arrived to collaborate with Justice, they said they did not remember anything.

"They did not remember anything that happened, so

I have no doubt that these people lied by omission

, for which reason they are going to request that a separate case be initiated for false testimony," Dávila announced then. 

The rugbiers convicted of the crime of Fernando Báez Sosa, during the reading of the verdict.

Photo: Maxi Failla

Judges María Claudia Castro, Christian Rabaia and Emiliano Lazzari allowed the proposal to extract copies of the case and start an investigation to establish whether the two young men, who were not brought to trial and testified as witnesses, committed false testimony.

If found guilty, they can be given one month to four years in prison.

Meanwhile, after a day of strong emotions and an unprecedented media impact for a case with dozens of particularities, Graciela Sosa and Silvino Báez are back in their apartment in the Recoleta neighborhood, where Fernando's father works as a manager of a building.

And the eight convicted of killing his son spent their first night as such in Alcaidía 3 of La Plata, in Melchor Romero.

At the moment, in the same conditions in which they were when they were in preventive detention.

In four cells, the eight rugbiers face an upcoming scenario that can mark their immediate destiny, when the Justice and the Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service define where they will serve their sentences.


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Source: clarin

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