The eight rugby players sentenced today for the murder of Fernando Báez Sosa After the verdict was read, they were transferred to the Melchor Romero mayor’s office, where they served most of the three years they have been detained with preventive detention, information from judicial sources.
Where the eight defendants for the murder will serve the sentence imposed by the justice is one of the questions that was opened this Monday, after Oral Court No. 1 of Dolores sentenced five of them to life imprisonment and three to 15 years in prison.
In principle, Máximo Thomsen (23), Enzo Comelli (22), Matías Benicelli (23), Blas Cinalli (21), Ayrton Viollaz (23) and Luciano (21), Ciro (22) and Lucas Pertossi could continue staying at the Warden N°3 by Melchor Romerowhere they have been since their arrest in early 2020 waiting for the judges to decide their fate.
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However, the Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service still did not receive any indication from the Court of Doloresand if the place is at their discretion, they will decide where they will be accommodated.
The Dolores Prison
The rugbiers remained detained in Unit 6 of Dolores since January 1, when they were moved to be near the court at the beginning of the trial. Specifically, there are about nine blocks between their cells and the dock of the accused of the local courts.
That prison dependent on Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service (SPB) It’s not new to them, because they already they had been passing through there around the end of January 2020Just a few days after the beating they carried out and fatally affected Báez Sosa.
The Dolores prison is one of the oldest in the province, since according to the SPB website it has been operating since 1810 as “Prisoner Depot” and since 1877 as a penitentiary unit, a figure that is maintained until today. Inside there is a school that works both for detainees and for staff and students studying law through an agreement with the University of Silver Sea.
es una jail girl, which has a property equivalent to one block and is located in the middle of the town. In addition, there is a sector of workshops where you learn Sheet metal and paint, blacksmithing, mechanics, electricity, painting, carpentry, plumbing, manufacture of gates, grills and bars, among other aspects. According to Clarín, that prison is overcrowded.
The probability that they will stay in Dolores is low considering that today the sentence is read and the trial ends. One of the things that usually happens when the in places other than and far from where the defendants are from, They ask to be housed in prison units close to where they lived when they were released.
Case of Fernando Báez Sosa | Thomsen, Comelli, Benicelli and Ciro and Luciano Pertossi were sentenced to life imprisonment
Campana Penal Complex
This case could not be the exception. It happens that the lawyer Tomei could ask the Justice to be transferred to the Campana Penal Complex, located a few kilometers from Záratewhich has several prison units inside: son the 21, 41 or 57.
The unit 21 has a closed regime with strict modality and dimmed. There is a middle school and another for adults, but also several artistic workshops such as plastic, radio and choir. It was inaugurated on November 31, 1998. Meanwhile, Unit 41 was inaugurated on February 9, 2006, it has a closed regime and it is considered a medium security prison for men considered “of good conduct”.
Unit 57, meanwhile, is the newest of the three since it was inaugurated in February 2019. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 who are turning a penalty of less than five years in prison for crimes considered “minor”. The probability that they are detained there is low since they exceed the age limits and the crimes, but anything could happen.
Trial for the crime of Fernando Báez Sosa: what is the sentence for each of the accused rugby players
Currently, and despite the fact that the trial is over, the eight defendants for the crime that occurred on January 18, 2020 in Villa Gesell are subject to the Oral Court of Dolores. That is, the judge maria claudia castro and their peers Emiliano Lazzari and Christian Rabaia They are the ones who have the power to define their situation since the case was brought to trial and it will be so until the sentence is final.
For that it can take a long time, that is why the magistrates will define where they will send the defendants to live, who could be sentenced this Monday. That they return to Melchor Romero requires that, for example, They have saved the places.
That definition also has to take into account the type of sentence they receive. If it is a strong figure, it is discounted that they will go to a higher security prison, while if it is minor, that could be relaxed.
In the meantime, when the appeals are resolved, which will surely be consummated, especially taking into account that the family of the victim asks for a life sentence, which for many specialists is impossible since planning and treachery have not been proven, the defendants will remain in the hands of a Criminal Enforcement Court.
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