A part of the filming had been known this morning, when the ninth hearing of the trial of the rugby players for the crime of Fernando Baez Sosa reached a key point: Luciano Pertosi He asked to testify and thus broke the block of silence of the accused. “I was not there”, he limited himself to saying. This afternoon, not only the brutal video in better quality, and with sound; but they were also ventilated Photos that show that Luciano Pertosi would have participated in the fatal attack.
Were the Federal Police experts who analyzed videos of the beating of Fernando before the Oral Criminal Court No. 1 of Dolores. In this context, they showed a video that had not been reported by the media, and It is filmed from the sidewalk opposite the attack. The photos that illustrate this note show the rugbier individualized.
These images show what is happening on the side, front, and rear of a car that is parked on Avenida 3. There, Fernando is beaten to the ground. Luciano Pertosi He is seen in the right angle, dressed in a black T-shirt.
At the hearing, the Public Prosecutor’s Office asked to expand the images of the video that shows the beating of Fernando. Lawyer Hugo Tomei He said that it was not appropriate because it was “expansion of the evidence”, but the president of the court did not accept the claim. The experts then identified a person with a dark black garment. “We did not determine much more”they said. Then, they compared it with slide 75 of her work.
– “Who was subject 11 on slide 75, then?I ask Fernando Burlando.
An expert replied: “Luciano Pertossi”. Thus, Pertossi gestured to his defense attorney and asked to speak, in front of Uncle Marcos and Emilia, his sister and his defense attorney. It is the first time in the entire process that one of the accused decides to testify in court. His identification came as a surprise. The experts had not previously recognized it, except after the clarification made by the individual victim.
Then, Luciano Pertosi He went from the bench that he shares with the other seven accused of Fernando’s crime to the bench in front of the judges, where the witnesses testify. When accused, he is not obliged to tell the truth. The experts left the room momentarily and the rugby player spoke. “I want to clarify something, shall I? I was not there”he assured.
“Where was it?”, the prosecutors questioned. Pertossi replied: “I’m not going to answer you.” They repeated the question. And the defendant evaded her again. Visibly nervous, he repeated: “I’m not going to answer you.”
His tone became more and more uneasy. “Who is the person in black behind the car?”, they reiterated. “I don’t want to answer any other questions, don’t make an effort because I’m not going to answer anything else,” Pertossi continued. He would refuse two more times to give that information.
Then, the audience went to an intermediate room, where the relatives of the accused began to talk with Hugo Tomei. Quickly, the defendants were removed from the room. Mark Pertossifather of Lucas, uncle of Ciro and Luciano, left the audience with Emilia Pertossi, defense attorneyLuciano’s sister.
María Elena Cinalli, Blas’s aunt, his mother, who visited him in jail yesterday, was present in the room.
Later, Hugo Tomei told the press when leaving the Dolores courthouse: “We were all seeing a situation that was not correct, and the possibility arose to clarify it. And she cleared it up. she was spontaneous”.
And he added: “It is a constitutional right to demonstrate and clarify as far as the accused person can.” Later, and when asked about his continuity as a lawyer for all the rugby players accused of the murder of Fernando Báez Sosa, the lawyer said: “Yes, I maintain the representation of the eight.”
For Burlando, “Pertossi’s participation in today’s diligence has not been happy.” And he continued: “To say what he said, I would have kept him quiet. I didn’t even see him with a polite, noble attitude. That has to do with giving answers. Sometimes you want to save yourself. He interpreted, from his technical and legal ignorance, that he could be saved from savagery”.