Blas Correas He was assassinated at the age of 17 in Córdoba on August 6, 2020 and this Friday, March 31, the time for the verdict of the case involving 13 police officers. Two of them are accused of shooting the young man and the rest for attempted cover-up, not only for omission, since they are also accused of having implanted a weapon in the victim.
the oral trial It began in September 2022 and this March 31 will finally be resolved if they are guilty or innocent and what penalty corresponds to each of those involved. Before hearing the verdict, the defendants will have the opportunity to say “their last words”.
The trial was in charge of the Eighth Crime Chamber of Córdoba and the resolution is in charge of a popular jury that heard all the hearings and all those involved. In any case, it is the judges who will resolve the corresponding penalties.
Lucas Damián Gómez (37) and Javier Catriel Alarcón (33) are the two policemen who shot at the car in which Correas was traveling with four friends. On them weighs the crime of homicide qualified for being members of the Police and aggravated by use of firearm plus attempted homicide against the four other boys who were on board the Fiat Argo, also aggravated by the use of a firearm and qualified for being employees of the security force.
For their part, the trial prosecutors, Fernando López Villagra and Marcelo Hidalgo, asked life imprisonment for the agents who fired the shots and between 5 and 6 years in prison for the rest of those accused of concealment.
The defense attorneys for the defendants request acquittal, except in the case of Lucas Damián Gómez in which Gastón Schonfeld, his defense attorney, requested that his client’s accusation be modified on the understanding that, based on the circumstances of how the events occurred, he should correspond “aggravated homicide with excess in the function”, or secondarily “simple homicide with eventual intent”. The lawyer maintains that although the investigation determined that the bullet that his defendant fired was the one that killed Blas, he did not mean to kill him.
“His intention was to throw down, to the covers (of the car) and due to the effect of the beating itself, at the moment of the shot, the weapon rises,” argued Schonfeld.
Nicolás Moyano and Hugo Luna, Alarcón’s defenders, requested the acquittal of the charges of authorship and attempted murder, since, as they argued, “the ballistic test determined that Alarcón fired a single shot, which hit the hood of the car, therefore, he did not kill Blas Correas.”
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Blas’s mother, Soledad Laciar, stated a few days ago: “I ask for a fair sentence. Not with a spirit of revenge, but with a search for justice and try to expose this perverse institutionalized mechanism and naturalized from police violence in Córdoba”. Laciar remarked that “it has been absolutely demonstrated” that the police officers “murdered and lied”, and acknowledged that the 13 agents “in some way, have been victims of the same and perverse system that educated them and taught them to kill and lie”.
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