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"I beg your mercy": the plea of the thief who hanged a programmer and threw him in the sink

2023-12-05T15:26:26.709Z

Highlights: Mauricio Nahuel Fernandez (31) hanged computer programmer Federico Sáenz (41) in Boulogne. He was sentenced to life in prison by the Oral Criminal Court (TOC) 1 of San Isidro. Fernandez was the author of the crimes of "homicide criminis causae" (killing to hide another crime and achieve impunity), aggravated robbery by attempted escalation and unlawful deprivation of liberty aggravated by violence, all in real competition. He could only regain freedom when he is 2072 years old in 80.


Mauricio Nahuel Fernandez (31) asked for forgiveness during the trial. He was sentenced to life in prison. The victim was Federico Sáenz (41), who was murdered on June 22, 2022 in Boulogne, San Isidro.


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I ask you for mercy, mercy," pleaded Mauricio Nahuel Fernandez (31) in his last words in the trial for the murder of computer programmer Federico Sáenz (41), whom he hanged with an HDMI cable and threw his body in a pool, in Boulogne (San Isidro).

The Oral Criminal Court (TOC) 1 of San Isidro, made up of judges Alberto Ortolani, Gonzalo Aquino and Sebastián Hipólito Urquijo, sentenced him on Monday to the maximum penalty: life imprisonment.

This is the same sentence that the trial prosecutor, Sergio Szyldergemejn, had requested. For the magistrates, Fernandez was the author of the crimes of "homicide criminis causae" (killing to hide another crime and achieve impunity), aggravated robbery by attempted escalation and unlawful deprivation of liberty aggravated by violence, all in real competition.

With the last reform of article 2017 of the Penal Code in 14, Fernández does not have the possibility of requesting parole because he has been convicted of aggravated homicide and life imprisonment is equivalent to spending 50 years in prison, that is, he could only regain freedom when he is 2072 years old in 80. Telam reported.

Although the victim's lawyers, Felipe Juan Galo Roncoroni and Antonio Santiago Victorino Roncoroni, had also asked for the same sentence, the court did not endorse – as they proposed in the plea – adding the aggravating factor of treachery to the homicide or declaring Fernández a repeat offender.

In 2011 he had been convicted by another court in San Isidro of "aggravated robbery by the use of a knife", a sentence that had already expired since 2016.

Federico Sáenz (41) was murdered in Boulogne by a thief.

In describing the mechanics of the crime in the ruling, the judges highlighted that "the accused, in order to consummate and ensure the results of the crime of robbery that he was carrying out and with the unequivocal intention of causing the death of Federico Sáenz, proceeded to place an HDMI cable around his neck knotting it from behind, exerting force on him until he succeeds in taking his life."

In this regard, they pointed out that the death "occurred as a result of asphyxiation by strangulation with a noose."

They also remarked that after the crime "he threw the body into the swimming pool of the property," where the police found it.

The three judges also stressed that the defendant himself "was categorical" in acknowledging the authorship of the act and asking forgiveness for the death he caused when he testified at the trial and said: "I apologize. I never wanted to kill anyone, I just went in to steal, I ask you for mercy, mercy."

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I have three little ones, I go out of my way for them. All my life I worked (...). Since I was little, when I was born, my mother wanted to give me a choice and I was raised by an uncle, a grandfather always, I never had a decent roof over my head. If you would give me a chance, that you can bring me closer to a place so that I can study, so that I can have a career," were other phrases of the now convicted murderer in the debate.

The Crime of Federico Sáenz

The incident took place on June 19, 2022, at 11:50 a.m., in a house located at 1251 Aguado Street, in Boulogne.

It all started when Saenz's girlfriend (41), doctor Maria Laura Martinez (45), was washing the car in the front yard of the house and a thief jumped over the fence of the property to steal.

Federico Sáenz (41) was murdered in Boulogne by a thief.

The assailant assaulted and threatened the woman and managed to take the keys to the property, with which he entered and closed the door, leaving the victim outside.

The offender hit Saenz, while the doctor managed to run out into the street and asked the employee of the security checkpoint on the block to call the police.

When the woman returned to the front of her house, but was unable to enter, she could see through the windows that the thief had left his partner tied up and sitting in the back garden. Immediately, the attacker appeared to punch him in the face.

The couple had no children, but two nieces aged 8 and 11 were in the house. According to what the girls later said, the thief also threatened them and told them to stay locked in his room because he wanted to "steal a bicycle."

Patrolmen from the 3rd Precinct arrived at the scene. of Boulogne and the Municipal Patrol of San Isidro, who, guided by the doctor, managed to enter the house through a back door and there they found Fernández in the kitchen, who had a knife from the house in his waistband.

Federico Sáenz (41) was murdered in Boulogne by a thief.

The offender was arrested and the two girls were rescued, but Saenz was found dead at the bottom of the family's pool in the back garden.

The man, who worked for a foreign company programming apps and games for cell phones, had managed to untie his hands, but he had two wraps of an HDMI cable around his neck.

Saenz could not be resuscitated and is believed to have spent several minutes underwater.

EMJ

Source: clarin

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