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A 4-year-old girl, a witness to a femicide in Barracas: "Dad pricked mom with a knife"


It happened in Martín García and Montes de Oca. The victim was 43 years old. For the case, her partner, 44, was arrested. They had two children, ages 1 and 4.

A 43-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her partner in Barracas.



occurred in a hotel located in Martín García and Montes de Oca on the morning of this Monday, according to police sources reported to



The victim was identified as

Ana Domínguez

and had three children.

Two of them, aged one and four, lived with the woman and her partner in the hotel and were present when the murder occurred.

The defendant was identified as Adrián Gordillo (44) and, as Clarín


, he had been in a relationship with Ana for six years.

The event occurred around 7, when the Police received a call for a woman who was lifeless.

When the agents arrived at the scene, they met with Gordillo who first told them that when he woke up he saw Domínguez lying on the floor.

But when the SAME doctors examined the body, they realized that it had puncture wounds in the abdomen.

For this reason, the Police reported the situation to the Prosecutor's Office, which ordered the arrest of Gordillo.

The femicide occurred in a hotel in Barracas.

Photo Andres D'Elia

Upon learning of what had happened, Domínguez's eldest daughter went to the place to take care of her brothers.

When she accompanied the 4-year-old to the bathroom, the girl

told her that her father had "poked"

her mother with a knife.

For this reason, the prosecutor in the case decided to take a statement from the little girl to add elements to the file.

According to the victim's neighbors told the Police, it was common to hear screams and arguments between the couple.

In addition, in the police complaint system, Gordillo records a history of threats and gender violence.

The woman had received assistance for injuries and as a victim of gender violence twice in 2019 and 2022.


Source: clarin

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