He bears the initials of his attacker on his skin, the product of a burn with the hot iron with which cattle are branded. In addition to five tattoos that include the name, signature and number of the public notary of veracruz where his perpetrator works. She was raped, threatened and psychologically tortured before managing to escape.
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That is the hell Mónica Taibo had to go through during the time she lived with her husband, Sergio Hernández Vallarino, with whom she also has two children.
The aggressor’s justification for all this barbarity was for Taibo to be clear that she “belongs to him,” as the woman revealed in a video posted on her Facebook account where she narrates the acts of violence she suffered.
“I have been raped, threatened, cheated and a victim of family violence (…) I was forced to tattoo the iron marker of my attacker, who is my husband Sergio Hernández Vallarino, who is the number one notary public in Cosamaloapan, Veracruz. And he has constantly threatened to deprive me of my life if he threatened these events,” Taibo says in the video of him.
The woman assures that she has filed a complaint with the Special Prosecutor for Crimes of Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking of Veracruz.
According to Taibo, his partner’s threats led him to kill the family pet in cold blood to show him what he was capable of.
“One day we were eating at home, with my children, and Sergio Hernández Vallarino, with a high-caliber pistol, killed a puppy that was our pet, saying that he did it so that he would believe him and that the next one to die could It would be me if I denounced it”, narrates the woman.
Hernández, in addition, would have forced Taibo to quit her job and would have prohibited her from relating to other men, the latter being the reason why he would have forced her to get the aforementioned tattoos. “As a proof of love, he would say that previous couples had done it. That I had practically the obligation to accept it because everyone had to know that I already belonged to them ”, Taibo told Noticiero Univisión.
“I don’t think another would accept you with so many tattoos,” the attacker told him according to his testimony.
Taibo managed to escape from home with his children in August, but the case only became known after the video was published. “The crimes of rape, threats and family violence can be configured”, José Reyes, the woman’s lawyer, told Telemundo News.
That of Taibo is thus part of the more than 700 investigation files for attempted femicide that have been opened in Mexico so far this year, 63 of which were registered in the state of Veracruz.