The Public Prosecutor’s Office of La Rioja requested life imprisonment for Roque Adrián Rodríguez, alias “El Salteño” for the child femicide of Sabina Condorí Garnica It occurred in April 2019. It is the first trial for the femicide of a girl in the Province of La Rioja, and the second in 2022 for the crime of femicide.
In the last hearing of allegations, before the Third Criminal and Correctional Chamber, in which prosecutors Luis Gonzales and José Oliveros Icazzati assured that the crime committed by Rodríguez qualifies as femicide “because he killed her -among other reasons- because of her condition as a woman” (Art. 80 inc. 11 of the CP). Rodríguez is the only one accused of the crime of “Sexual Abuse Followed by Death in Ideal Competition with Qualified Homicide”, against the girl. “A man for the sole fact of being a man thinks he is capable of taking the life of a woman who is also a girl. There is a double characterization of the victim in this sense, he snatches her sexual integrity and snatches the life of an 11-year-old girl, ”said prosecutor González during the reading of the allegations.
Sabina Condorí was 11 years old and lived in the Virgen Desatanudos neighborhood located south of the city of La Rioja. She is the daughter of Pedro Condorí and Paulina Garnica and the fourth of 8 siblings. On the afternoon of Sunday, April 14, 2019, she was sent to buy condiments for dinner and she never returned. They found her in a vacant lot at nightfall in a neighborhood with dirt streets, poor lighting and no development. In that place, she was left behind after intercepting her, raping her and killing her. Her mother, Paulina Garnica, together with the neighborhood community, have been demanding justice and improvements for the capital’s neighborhood for 3 years. At the trial, her father Pedro Condorí commented that Rodríguez “had gone to her house three times before the incident and after what happened he went once again, when he was not yet a suspect in the case.”
Before the last hearing, Garnica viralized an audio so that they can accompany her to listen to the arguments of the trial that she carried out in the Association of Magistrates.