The evening of this Tuesday in Villa Gesell will be tinged with emotion, pain, memory and the demand for Justice. Parents, relatives and friends of Fernando Baez Sosa They called a march at 7:00 p.m. to honor the 18-year-old who was beaten to death two years ago by a gang of rugbiers.
The meeting will be at the door of the bowling alley The Brick, located on Avenida 3 and Paseo 102, and Fernando’s parents will be there, who returned to Villa Gesell for the first time since that trip in which they had to make to identify their son’s body in 2019.
Graciela and Silvino arrived this Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. at the door of the disco and, in the midst of a climate of emotion and anguish, they spoke before the press. “From the first moment we arrived here, on Monday morning, it was difficult. It’s like coming to look for Fernando, like when we came the other time. We ask the judges to be an exemplary justice and to pay the guilty. We are not having a good time, we have been like this for two years, drawing strength from all sides, “said Silvino.
“We want to be strengthened so that when the trial comes we will be on our feet. It’s not easy at all, every day that passes we miss Fernando more. At this time, one more year after his murder, and with the strength of our friends who care for us, we try to move forward.. We want to reach a fair justice,” he added.
Meanwhile, his mother reflected the anguish she has been going through every day since that January 18, 2019, when her son was killed in such a brutal way. “There is not a day that I don’t stop crying for my son, they killed him in a cruel way. Being in this place where he was last alive is very strong for me. I tried to be strong and get here so I could keep asking for justice. It is what I wish most for you to rest in peace. When I got here I saw that image of when they kicked him mercilessly, they had no compassion for him. Until the last moment they called him a black piece of shit. It is very difficult to understand that a boy of the same age as him has come to do that to him, ”Graciela detailed.
A few hours before the arrival of the parents at the place where the murder took place, some people began to leave flowers and souvenirs at the shrine created above the tree where the beating took place. There, throughout 2021, Every 18th of the month, the residents of Villa Gesell left flowers in tribute to the 18-year-old that he had come to the holidays with his friends from high school.
During the march this Tuesday, the family and friends of Fernando Báez Sosa will once again demand justice and will ask for the harshest sentence for the eight rugbiers accused of the homicide and who await the oral trial.
Máximo Thomsen (22), Ciro Pertossi (21), Luciano Pertossi (20), Lucas Pertossi (22), Enzo Comelli (21), Matías Benicelli (22), Blas Cinalli (20) y Ayrton Viollaz (22) They have been detained since January 18, 2019 after having beaten Fernando to death.
The beating occurred outside the Le Brique bowling alley in the early hours of the morning. A few minutes before, Báez Sosa had had a run-in with one of the rugbiers, as a result of the involuntary push of one of his friends to the aggressors.
The attack by the athletes from the city of Zárate was recorded by the cell phones of witnesses, while the security cameras of houses and commercial premises in the area showed how the group of rugbiers escaped from the place trying to distance themselves from the situation.
Last October, the Oral Criminal Court (TOC) No. 1 of Dolores, made up of judges María Claudia Castro, Christian Rabaia and Emiliano Lázzari, ordered that the oral trial against the rugbiers will begin on January 2, 2023, with the testimony of more than 130 witnesses over 22 days.
The eight accused of the crime face charges for doubly aggravated homicide by treachery and by the premeditated concurrence of two or more people, a crime that provides for life imprisonment. In addition, the criminal responsibilities of all the defendants for the injuries suffered by five friends of the victim who were with him when he was murdered will be discussed at the trial.