Nadia Arrieta case: another avoidable femicide and the belated remorse of a judge for releasing a repeat offender

These are times that re-name the usual and make visible what the past denied. Women and domestic, school, work, and social violence; the violations of all ages were made invisible by the macho and phallo-centric behavior of social culture in general; the woman, inconsiderate of her rights.

Today the woman is visible and the crimes against her, too. 251 femicides per year in Argentina between January 1 and December 31, 2020, according to the report of the Office for Women of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation on femicides in Argentina.

In case of Nadia Arrieta, 31 years old, murdered on March 1, 2018, in Villa Tesei (Hurlingham), within his gift-selling business, while he was working, is another femicide testimony that, in the voice of his mother, Beatriz, we share so that it is visible that, Once again, this death could have been avoided, if it were not that the recidivist criminal is privileged with stories devoid of meaning, but full of ideological intentionality.

Nadia was found abducted, murdered – by a stab wound to her throat – in an attempted rape of her stalker, whom she did not know and of whose existence she also had no news. But what we do know, and Justice also knew, is that his killer had already stabbed four people and raped a young girl.

Sentenced to 18 years in prison, two judges anticipated their freedom with a 14-year sentence served because according to them he was already fit for his social reintegration.

Suggestively it was in times of pandemic.

“Suitable for social reintegration,” Beatriz repeats, with the perplexity of those who wonder if they really should listen to that.

The “reinsertion” criteria are not standardized at present and are evaluated in abolitionist orbits that The criterion that “the lesser the better” is applied to the fulfillment of the sentence.

And, as Beatriz Flores says, Nadia’s death meant “starting to fight for some justice” …

This victim survivor of her daughter’s femicide, and his entire family, in the reverse kingdom that we have to live, are the real subjects of an (un) curable pain.

We know the names of the judges: Nadia’s parents ask for her impeachment, But the important thing about this text is not its escrache, but rather to highlight the evidence of an at least slight ruling of two magistrates, based only on theoretical definitions or by extra-wall orders that they ignore the behavior patterns that Mental Health clearly describes about violence and perversion.

Thus, they climb the power that enlarges them to to rule that the life of an asocial psychopath, probably unrecoverable, was more valuable than that of Nadia who had everything ahead of her, values ​​and dreams, or that all the Nadias, those lives that society needs.

Again an avoidable death, again incomplete judges, incapable, who do not represent the possible terrible consequences of such light failures.

Nadia Arrieta was 31 years old when a criminal on probation tried to rape her and cut her throat
Nadia Arrieta was 31 years old when a criminal on probation tried to rape her and cut her throat

“Living dead … but every morning I get up because I promised Nadia to seek justice and for my family, my son, that when Nadia died she was 21 years old,” he says. Beatriz Flores, from his sober pain, but hoping to continue after the instances thatthat they enable the impeachment of their honorable Members.

The murderer was sentenced to 50 years in prison, “with exemplary conviction,” for homicide and attempted sexual assault, the victim dying for defending himself, which turns it into femicide.

Exemplary conviction? Evening gentlemen judges! The exemplary sentence is useless because of the early release that takes Nadia’s life. Example for whom?

Social Reinsertion is a fallacy: Behavior patterns describe a criminal who tried four times before, only failed until he successfully achieved his mission with Nadia.

Can the rapist of a convicted girl change the destiny of his impulses towards women? It was what he wanted with Nadia and he did it again.

In the middle of the pandemic, Nadia’s parents were called to court by the judges responsible for the early release that They presented their condolences. One of them said that every night before going to sleep the fault is questioned and that He confesses that this ruined his life a bit. Should we be grateful?

The perpetual pain of the parents of the young Nadia Arrieta
The perpetual pain of the parents of the young Nadia Arrieta

Beatriz makes her pain feel and I don’t know if words are enough; but made him a cause to make sense of what he does not have: he works in a Victim Assistance Center in his area and for the words to reach, hers better: “So that it does not happen again, this must be a before and after. Before killing Nadia, this person (thus names the murderer) stabbed a family and raped a young girl, who was saved thanks to GodLuckily my daughter didn’t have. How many Nadias does there have to be for this to stop? “

Let the judges answer.

Beatriz Flores is a Member of Usina de Justicia.


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