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Kirchner attack: the aggressor says he is without remorse and reaffirms having acted alone


The main defendant in the attempted assassination of Argentinian Vice-President Cristina Kirchner in September has reaffirmed that he “acted alone” and...

The main defendant in the assassination attempt on Argentinian Vice-President Cristina Kirchner in September reaffirmed that he "

acted alone

" and assured that he had no remorse for his act, motivated according to him "

by the situation of the country


I did it on my own initiative.

They are making up a story.

I acted alone

, ”said Fernando Sabag Montiel during a brief interview by telephone, since his preventive detention, broadcast Monday evening by C5N television, his first public remarks since the attack.

"The shot did not go"


Brenda Uliarte has nothing to do with it (...) I have the evidence

," he added, referring to his 23-year-old friend, also charged and in detention.

He had already tried to clear it in previous statements to the investigation.

Asked why he wanted to kill Cristina Kirchner, Sabag Montiel replied: “

basically, because of the situation in the country


Do you regret your action?



On September 1, Sabag Montiel pointed his gun at Cristina Kirchner's head, barely a few meters away, without any shots going off, as she mingled with supporters who had come to wait for her at the bottom of her home in Buenos Aires.

He was subdued and arrested on the spot.

On the facts, the attacker said that "

the weapon was loaded, I pulled the trigger, but the shot did not go


He then accused the investigators of having deliberately placed ammunition and drugs in his home, to pass him off as "

a drug addict

", "

an image of someone I am not


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To date, three people, Sabag Montiel, Brenda Uriarte and a 27-year-old friend of theirs are detained for the attempted attack, which at this stage of the investigation would have been mainly driven by their political hatred of the former -head of the Peronist state.

Cristina Kirchner rejects this idea and evokes a higher degree of organization.

She publicly pointed the finger, behind the trio of suspects, at private funding “

identified with the government

” of her predecessor, the liberal Mauricio Macri.

Without specifying his accusations however.

Cristina Kirchner tried to challenge judge Maria Eugenia Capuchetti in charge of the investigation, doubting her impartiality and denouncing her reluctance to explore possible political links of the suspects.

Justice confirmed the judge in her charge,

no act

” suggesting impartiality.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-14

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