The defendants in the murder of Fernando Baez Sosa They will have their last words, guaranteed in article 368 of the Buenos Aires Criminal Procedure Code, in the pleadings stage that will take place from next Wednesday to Thursday. In addition, the parents of the victim may also request some last words, if they are allowed by the magistrates.
In this instance, the rugbiers may express a brief appreciation of the trial as a whole, not just their defense or confession about the crime premeditated committed against Fernando Baez Sosa. The short expression does not constitute a statement and is carried out after stating the defenses or accusations of all parties.
This process will be the last time that the rugbiers Máximo Thomsen, Enzo Comelli, Matías Benicelli, Blas Cinalli, Ayrton Viollaz, Luciano Pertossi, Ciro Pertossi and Lucas Pertossi will be taken at their word but not as statements. It is also the last chance that Viollaz, Benicelly and Comelli have to speak for the first time since the trial began on January 2, 2023, since these defendants did not break the silence agreement agreed between the assassins of Fernando Baez Sosa.
In the case of The parents of the victim, Graciela Sosa and Silvino Báez, must request their representatives, Fernando Burlando and Facundo Améndola, to speak as the individual victim and it will be the president of the court in question, María Claudia Castro, who allows or does not allow this to act. The defenders of the parents of the murdered young man assure that both Graciela and Silvino will request this resource.
Fernando’s friend witness and victim
Thomas D’Alessandro He was one of the key witnesses to the crime perpetrated against Fernando on January 18, 2020 in Villa Gesell. He tried to separate the attackers from his friend without success. Outnumbered by the rugby players, he was also a victim of the violent, who beat him to the ground and kicked him to the ground.
This young friend of Fernando attended 11 of the 13 hearings where the trial against the rugbiers took place. In one instance, he testified for 25 minutes exposing what happened from his place near the victim and explained the coordinated action of the defendants, both with the hostilities received inside the “Le Brique” nightclub, and with the racist comments received by Fernando when he was already on the ground. They yelled at him “let’s see if you hit again, black shit”.