Ten days after the death of Emily Rodrigues Santos Gomesthe Brazilian model who died after falling from the businessman’s apartment Francisco Saenz Valiente in Recoleta, his father expressed that “if she used drugs, she was forced“. In addition, the defendant’s lawyers referred to the “injury 18” and they insisted that the autopsy did not reveal “defensive injuries”.
In an interview with America TV, Aristides Rodrigues He pointed out that he does not believe in the theory that his daughter “would have committed suicide”. “She never had psychiatric problems. The suicide attempt version doesn’t make any sense. She was always very responsible,” said the father of the deceased 26-year-old.
Death in Recoleta: an injury in the autopsy would suggest that the model resisted and was pushed into the void
For this reason, he stated that does not believe in the defendant’s version, which stated that Emmily had suffered a “psychiatric break” and “was like possessed”. He also did not assent to the version that her daughter had used drugs, since one of the women who was in the apartment, identified as Juliana (JMM), said that smoked marijuana. According to that witness, at the party there was “vodka, cocaine and tusi -a synthetic drug-“.
“According to the story I heard, she looks out on the balcony but all the time he held on and asked the neighbors across the street for help,” added Arístides. He also maintained: “Emmily never used drugs. If she consumed, she was forced, I have no doubts about that. I was always very close to her. The first time she consumed alcohol was with me when she was already of legal age.
In addition, the man explained that Emmily was studying Law in Brazil but began to like the idea of studying Medicine, so she decided to settle in Argentina. “There he became interested in the aesthetic part and began to delve into that”.
Finally, Arístides said that he knew “all of his daughter’s friends” with the exception of Juliana, the woman who had a previous relationship with Sáenz Valiente and who would have convinced the others to go to his apartment in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Located on the street Freedom at 1500.
Doubts about “injury 18”
According to the report signed by the forensic doctor Héctor Di Salvo, the 26-year-old suffered 29 injuriesbetween bruises, injuries and fractures, which caused his death. But his family lawyer, Ignacio Trimarco, focused on the called “lesion 18”claiming that it might suggest that Emmily fought back from being pushed into the void.
“The expert who did the autopsy, which is ultimately the only opinion that matters in scientific terms, concluded that there are no traces of injuries or defensive type marks“, said to telam criminal lawyer Rafael Cúneo Libarona, one of Sáenz Valiente’s lawyers, a businessman linked to agriculture.
In the results of the study, about this injury it is clarified: “excoriative and parchment area 13 by 9 centimeters, with drag pattern on thorax and abdomen right at the level of the right hypochondrium”.
According to the lawyer, that scratch, that dragging injury, “is indicative that she was resisting, leaning against the window, and ends up being pushed. If you want to throw yourself, you jump and jump headfirst.”
In turn, Dr. Trimarco highlighted that the first police officer from the 1A Neighborhood Police Station to arrive at the scene of the event, upon observing the window through which Emmily fell or was thrown, saw that the lower edge of the same “was damaged”. Beyond this interpretation, Cúneo Libarona stressed that the coroner who signed the autopsy recorded that it cannot be “affirmed with scientific rigor so-called ‘defense’ injuries stand out”.
On March 30, the woman from Brazil died when she fell into the void from the businessman’s apartment, who is currently being detained on suspicion that he may have committed a femicide. The case is investigated by the prosecutor Santiago Vismara and is in the hands of the judge Martin Del Visowhich has nine business days to decide the procedural situation of the accused.
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