On January 18, 2020, Paraguayan Fernando Báez Sosa (18) was beaten to death in Villa Gesell (Argentina) by 8 rugby players from the San Isidro club in the capital. It happened at the exit of a nightclub, and the images from a security camera shook due to the extreme violence exerted against a defenseless person.
Next Monday, January 2, the trial of those who murdered compatriot Fernando Báez begins. The victim’s relatives appealed to the Prosecutor’s Office and judges, life imprisonment for those responsible.
The eight youths are accused of “doubly aggravated homicide due to treachery and the premeditated cooperation of two or more people.”
The oral trial will last until January 31, although there is the possibility that it will exceed that limit due to the large number of witnesses called in the case, which reaches 130 people.
maximum thomsen. He was one of the most prominent in the field of rugby within the group. He was one of the attackers of Báez Sosa, according to what the witnesses told the Justice. He was “the guy who kicked him in the face when he was kneeling on the ground,” a witness said. Shouting, he stated: “I’m going to take this one as a trophy.”
Thomsen had been expelled from the Le Brique nightclub minutes before the attack on Báez Sosa. He was a member of the San Isidro Athletic Club (CASI), lived in Zárate and studied Physical Education. According to the experts, he was the one who gave Fernando the fatal kick.
Cyrus Pertossi. He was born on May 8, 2000. He is another of the defendants whom Justice attributes greater responsibility in the crimesince he was recognized by at least three witnesses “as the subject who He hit Fernando when he was already on the floor, on his head, face, and chest.
Images contributed to the cause show him “licking his fingers” with blood when he is intercepted by police personnel. Almost an hour and a half after the attack, he wrote in the WhatsApp group that he shared with the rest of the group: “Guys, do not tell anyone about this.” He is the brother of Luciano Pertossi and cousin of Lucas Pertossi.
The prosecutor described in her request that “he was seen in the film section that observes how subject 2 (Máximo Thomsen) hits the victim and then hits him (kicks).
Lucas Pertosi. Born on February 25, 1999, he is the oldest of the group. The prosecution determined that he recorded the sequence of the attack with his iPhone, from when they were expelled from the bowling alley until he himself stopped recording the beating to attack a friend of Fernando’s. Ten minutes after the attack, he sent an audio to the rest of the rugby players: “I’m here near where the kid is and they’re all there yelling, the police are there, they called the ambulance… it expired.” He is the cousin of Luciano and Ciro Pertossi.
Luciano Pertosi. He was born on January 29, 2001. He was recognized by witnesses as one of “Fernando’s attackers.” In the filming, it was observed how he participated in the beating of Fernando. He is the brother of Ciro Pertossi and cousin of Lucas.
Matias Benicelli. He was born on November 5, 1999. He was the one who opened the door for the police at 10:30 a.m. when the arrest of the group was ordered in the house they rented in Villa Gesell.
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One witness identified him as a “direct attacker” of Fernando, at least one other identified him as “also attacking a friend” and a remainder identified him as the one who was yelling at Fernando “let’s see if you hit him again, black shit.”
Enzo Comelli. Born on February 25, 2000, when he was arrested he had a “bruise on his lower lip” and, according to the prosecution, he “premeditated” attacked Fernando “along with the other defendants, after dividing roles to physically attack the victim and later kill her”.
The prosecution established that he was the one who “in the film sequence hits other male subjects who are on the floor and then closely observes the beating that the victim receives.”
Blas Cinalli. He was born on April 18, 2001, and, according to the complaint, “there are two pieces of evidence” to attribute “essential criminal participation in the commission of the act” and as “Fernando’s direct aggressor.” In the requirement for trial, it was found that he “hit some subjects who are on the floor.”
Ayrton Violaz. He was born on May 9, 1999. He is the only one in the group who did not have a cell phone and the prosecutor’s office understood that “all the evidence assessed” clearly “locates him together with Fernando, perhaps being a direct aggressor.” “He is observed close to everything that happened,” said the prosecutor’s final report.
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