The father of Lucas Pertossi, one of the rugbiers accused of the crime of Fernando Báez Sosa, spoke publicly this week to say that his son “did not kill anyone” but that he has been imprisoned for something “unfair” since January 2020. This, he said, since “he is just filming” the beating that his friends gave the young man in front of the bowling alley “Le Brique” of Villa Gesell.

With the prospect of the trial that his son and the rest of the accused will have to face in January 2023, Marcos Pertossi broke the pact of silence maintained by the families of the eight rugbiers to try to wash away the guilt of the young man, who turned 23 in February in the cell of the mayor of La Plata where he has been housed since 2020.

“He didn’t kill anyone,” Marcos Pertossi said in an interview with the “Telenoche” program. For the man, “Lucas is in prison for something unjust, being that he is only filming” the beating, without managing to stop his friends or help Fernando Báez Sosa.

In fact, the prosecution in charge of Verónica Zamboni determined that Lucas Pertossi recorded the sequence of the attack with his iPhone, since they were expelled from the bowling alley until he himself stopped recording the beating to attack a friend of Fernando.

Ten minutes after the attack, the young man sent an audio to the rest of the rugbiers in which he said: “I’m here near where the kid is and they’re all there screaming, there’s the police, they called the ambulance. It expired.”

“Lucas has nothing to do with this. He is not a murderer, nor is he evil. He has no bad intentions. He is a boy who lives happily with the things he does,” insisted Marcos Pertossi.

The young man is the cousin of Luciano and Ciro Pertossi, others of the eight accused for the crime of Fernando Báez Sosa who must answer before the Oral Criminal Court 1 (TOC 1) of Dolores, by judges María Claudia Castro and Christian Rabaia.

The skills indicated that it was Máximo Thomsen, 22, who gave the deadly kick to Fernando Báez Sosa. The rest of the rugbiers – except for the two who were ruled lacking in merit – are accused of being involved in the crime.

Weeks ago, the lawyer who defends the rugbiers, Hugo Tomei, managed to get the justice to recognize the group as “individual victims” in a possible case against the prosecutor Verónica Zamboni for how the evidence was obtained and how the arrest of the young people took place.

If that last legal resource of the defense does not prosper, The trial for the crime of Fernando Báez Sosa in Villa Gesell could take place in 2023 with more than 150 witnesses, videos and expert reports.

Source: Minute One


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