A few months after a new anniversary of the crime of Fernando Báez Sosa, the Buenos Aires Supreme Court of Justice ratified the trial and the continuity of the arrests of the eight rugbiers involved in the murder of the young man in Villa Gesell, on January 18 of 2020.

The magistrates rejected a complaint filed by defender Hugo Tomei, lawyer for Luciano, Ciro and Lucas Pertossi, Ayrton Viollaz, Máximo Thomsen, Enzo Comelli, Matías Benicelli and Blas Cinalli.

The confirmation by the judges Hilda Kogan, Luis Genoud, Sergio Torres and Daniel Soria, comes from a complaint by the rugbiers’ lawyer, Hugo Tomei, who asked to annul the preventive detention order. The legal representative had considered that his defendants came to appear before the Oral Criminal Court 1 of Dolores, in a “state of defenselessness” and with the “violation of the right to be heard.”


The eight rugbiers are charged with the crime of “aggravated homicide by treachery and by the premeditated competition of two or more people”, and also for “minor injuries” suffered by friends of Fernando who were with him the morning of the crime.

It should be remembered that two other young people accused of being necessary participants were dismissed in the case: Juan Pedro Guarino and Alejo Milanesi.

The trial for the case will begin on Monday, January 2, 2023, in the middle of the summer judicial fair, almost three years after the crime, and will take place over 22 days with the participation of more than 130 witnesses.

The hearings will be held at the Palacio de Tribunales de Dolores, located at 141 Belgrano Street in that city of Buenos Aires, and will be in charge of judges María Claudia Castro, Christian Rabaia and Emiliano Lázzari.