The defendants for the murder of Lucio Dupuy are Magdalena Espósito Valenti and Abigail Páez.
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The case of Lucio Dupuy does not go unnoticed, especially in November, since while one year is nearing the end of the murder, the judgment against the accused fast forward. This Wednesday, November 23, the oral debate was resumed and the sixth hearing.

It should be noted that because it is a minor, who -in addition- was sexually abused, the criminal process is carried out behind closed doors. All parties must come together Judicial City of Santa Rosa in person.

As confirmed by the Dupuy family to ViaCountryboth charged with the child’s crime could get life in prison. They are the victim’s parent, Magdalena Espósito Valenti, 25, and her partner, Abigail Páez, 28.

The defendants for the murder of Lucio Dupuy are Magdalena Espósito Valenti and Abigail Páez. (General Solidarity RadioPico/)

for now 20 of the 105 witnesses testified who are summoned to court. Meanwhile, they estimate that between December 22 and 23 will be the final arguments, although this will be possible if the oral debate continues to develop correctly.

BEATS, BURNS, SEXUAL ABUSE: WHAT THE AUTOPSY OF LUCIO DUPUY REVEALED

During the fourth day, held on Wednesday the 16th, the medical examiner Juan Carlos Toulouse gave statement. The man was in charge of perform an autopsy on Lucio last year, which is why his testimony was key.

The specialist indicated that the child had many old wounds and burns. In addition, he was the one who discovered traces of sexual abuse “recent and old”at the time in which he presented a strong blow that affected his hip, buttock and leg, from 7 or 8 days ago.

Several demonstrators were present outside the Judicial Palace with signs in support of the Dupuy family.

Several demonstrators were present outside the Judicial Palace with signs in support of the Dupuy family. (Julian Varela/)

The prosecutors of the case, Verónica Silvana Ferrero, Marcos Sacco and María Mónica Rivero, later presented to the doctor a series of photographs. The specialist then explained how and with what objects the injuries that the victim had throughout the body had been produced.

The man insisted that Lucio’s case is rare. According to his words, It was “something I had not seen in 27 years of work”. The 5-year-old victim had multiple injuries, and she had internal bleeding as a result of the severe beating she received.

Notably the defendantsprior to the start of the hearing, requested not to be present in the courtroom while the expert testified. For this reason, they chose to hear the doctor’s statements from two other rooms that have speakers.

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