The confessed perpetrator of the femicide of his ex-partner in La Guardia is sentenced to the maximum sentence

The confessed perpetrator of the femicide of his ex-partner in La Guardia is sentenced to the maximum sentence

March 4, 2023, 11:00 PM

March 4, 2023, 11:00 PM

This Saturday the abbreviated procedure hearing of Javier Mamani Cup. The man remained in preventive detention -for 180 days in the Palmasola prison- accused of killing his ex-partner, Viviana Ojeda Vargas, in September 2022, in the municipality of La Guardia.

At the end of the hearing, the 2nd Criminal Investigation Court of that municipality, provided the maximum sentence of 30 years, without the right a pardon for Copa, which must be served in the Palmasola prison.

The autopsy report prepared by the Institute of Forensic Investigations (IDIF), determined that the woman, who was 20 weeks pregnant, died from mechanical asphyxiation by strangulation committed by Javier. between tests Security camera footage was collected..

Róger Mariaca, Departmental Prosecutor of Santa Cruz, stated that the defendant admitted to having committed the crime and requested to submit to the alternative exit of the abbreviated procedure. He indicated that, within this framework, the judicial authority determined the maximum penalty for Copa.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor assigned to the case, Alejandro Justiniano, reported that the investigation began ex officio on September 8, 2022, after they lifted a female body on the road towards the Sombrerito community, in the municipality of La Guardia.

Days later, the relatives of Viviana Ojeda appeared before the Police to report her disappearance. There they were informed of the existence of an unidentified body, which was in the morgue. and, when they arrived at the place, they recognized the victim.

The relatives pointed to Javier Copa as the main suspect for the woman, as both were last seen on September 5. After the search for the man began, Copa sent a video informing that he was in Argentina, but he turned himself in on September 14, before the Gendarmerie of the neighboring country, an authority that later returned him to Bolivian territory to answer before Justice.

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