The Court of Criminal Cassation of the Province of Buenos Aires has called a new hearing to analyze the appeals filed by the defense and the complaint on February 6, the date on which the sentence was handed down for the murder of Fernando Báez Sosa in Villa Gesell.

The 8 young people, known for their participation in rugby, were sentenced by the Oral Criminal Court No. 1 of Dolores. Máximo Thomsen, Enzo Comelli, Matías Benicelli and the brothers Ciro and Luciano Pertossi they were found guilty as “co-perpetrators” of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment. Ayrton Viollaz, Blas Cinalli and Lucas Pertossi received a sentence of 15 years in prison as “secondary partners”.

The Prosecutor’s Office and the Complaint seek that Ayrton Viollaz, Blas Cinalli and Lucas Pertossi are considered co-authors of the homicide and receive a life sentence. They argue that your active participation contributed to the crime. Instead, The youth defense aims to change the crime to “homicide in a fight” and seeks their acquittalin addition to requesting the annulment of the maximum sentences due to alleged irregularities in the judicial process.

The Court of Criminal Cassation it will evaluate the appeals and decide if the changes in the sentences proceed or if the previous sentences will be maintained. The hearing will be crucial to determine the evolution of the case and its impact on Argentine justice.

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Fernando Baez Sosa. Photo: BBC

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