Eight years in prison for the former police officer Sebastián Zamora, accused of having pushed the adolescent with the initials AJAA from the Pío Nono bridge on October 2, 2020, requested the Public Ministry.
Ximena Chong, prosecutor of High Complexity Metropolitan Central North, presented the accusation in the Seventh Guarantee Court of Santiago for the crime of frustrated homicide, according to El Mercurio.
According to the brief presented, it is detailed that at 7:30 p.m. that day, “the defendant, while on duty, receives, together with a greater number of officials from different groups, the instruction to carry out a tactical maneuver called an attack, consisting of the advance of a wagon launching water and of an infantry person”.
The attack “is ordered in circumstances in which an unauthorized demonstration was taking place in the place, which kept the movement of vehicles partly interrupted, in addition to observing some people throwing blunt objects at Carabineros personnel.”
The text details that, while the victim was on the west side of the bridge, with his back turned and running north, next to the railing of a little more than a meter, Zamora “pounced diagonally against the adolescent, grabbing him with his arms.” arms and propelling him in such a way that he lifts him over the railing and makes him fall headfirst into the Mapocho River, that is, from an approximate height of 7.4 meters, the victim collapsing against the river bed.”
The accusation states that “the official does not carry out any action aimed at preventing the fall” and adds that after “observing the victim face down and immobile in the waters of the river, together with the rest of the Carabineros officials, they leave the place.” .
The teenager, who suffered serious injuries, had to be helped by civilians.
Alejandro Peña, the ex-carabinero’s lawyer, reported that experts are working on forensic reports to “absolutely disprove the prosecution’s accusation, insofar as it had carried out any conduct intended to kill or injure the victim.”
Most of the plaintiffs supported the Prosecutor’s request, with the exception of the National Human Rights Institute, which had filed a private accusation, adding the crime of unlawful coercion and requesting 12 years in prison.
The hearing to prepare the oral trial was scheduled for next December 7, where the Prosecutor’s Office hopes to incorporate 69 witnesses, six experts, evidence that proves Zamora’s responsibility.
Photo: Aton Agency.
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