The prosecutors who investigated the crime of Lucio Dupuy the 5-year-old boy sexually abused and beaten to death last November in the Pampas city of Santa Rosa, brought the case against the victim’s mother and the woman’s partner to trial, both charged as co-authors of the crime.
In a press conference they gave this Wednesday, the attorney general Maximum Paulucci and the prosecutors veronica ferrero y Marcos Sacco reported that after six months the investigation was completed and assured that they can assert a “maximum punitive expectation”, that is, life imprisonment.
The trial could be held in the second half of this year or in 2023. “It will take place in Santa Rosa and will last between 15 and 20 days,” Sacco explained.
The only ones accused of killing and sexually abusing Lucio are Lucio’s mother, Magdalena Esposito Valenti, and his girlfriend, Abigail Peace. “We believe that the evidence we have gathered is sufficient to prove these crimes.”, maintained the prosecutor Ferrero.
Both Magdalena, the boy’s mother, and his girlfriend Abigail remain detained in the San Luis Penitentiary Complex No. 1
for now, The boy’s mother and his girlfriend continue to be detained in the Penitentiary Complex No. 1 of the province of San Luis. The last psychological and psychiatric expertise performed at both determined that they are responsible persons y understand the criminality of their actions and acts. The report also determined that the two have certain traits of wicked personality.
In February 2022, the Public Prosecutor’s Office extended the accusation of both and added to the original crime of homicide that they were charged with triple aggravated sexual abuse..
In this way, Esposito Valenti She was charged with “homicide triply qualified by the bond and with cruelty and treachery; in real competition with sexual abuse seriously outrageous due to its duration and specific forms of realization, triple aggravated for being the guardian at the time of the events, for being committed by two people and for existing coexistence with the victim under 18 years of age, as a continuing crime ”.
while to Paez She was charged with the crime of “doubly aggravated homicide due to cruelty and treachery; in real competition with sexual abuse seriously outrageous due to its duration and specific forms of realization, triple aggravated for being the guardian at the time of the events, for being committed by two people and for existing coexistence with the victim under 18 years of age, as a continuing crime ”.
Lucio died on November 26 last as a result of a fierce beating he suffered in the house where he lived with his mother, 24, and the woman’s partner, 27, who were immediately arrested.
After his death, it was determined that the child had been treated at least five times in a period of three months for polytrauma in different health centers in La Pampa, although there were no complaints from the professionals who had treated him, nor from the authorities of the kindergarten that he attended.
For this reason, an administrative investigation was initiated at the government level to establish the responsibilities of the officials involved in the omission of complaints and who could have prevented this outcome.