Monday , April 19 2021

José Arce died, sentenced to life for the crime of his wife

The widow José Arce, sentenced to life for the crime of his wife, Rosana Galliano, committed in 2008 at his home in the city of Exaltación de la Cruz in Buenos Aires, He died on Saturday for a stroke in a hospital in Pilar, judicial and police sources said.

The spokesmen said that Arce (70) had been hospitalized since Thursday by a hemorrhagic stroke at the Sanguinetti Hospital of the aforementioned party in northern Buenos Aires, and that he finally died on Saturday.

In addition, since the widower was convicted and had house arrest, his death should be investigated as that of every prisoner, then the prosecutor Andrés Quintana, in turn in the Functional Unit of Instruction (UFI) 2 Pillar Decentralized, belonging to the Judicial Department of San Isidro, ordered that the autopsy be performed correspondingly

The case that leads the justice officer in the case investigating Arce's death is that of "a cause-of-death investigation," judicial and police sources added. Telam.

The widower and his mother, Elsa Aguilar (87), who was also sentenced to life imprisonment, served their sentences with the benefit of house arrest with electronic monitoring, he for health reasons and she for age.

The crime of Rosana Galliano (29) was committed on January 16, 2008 in his villa in the neighborhood "El Remanso", of the Exaltación de la Cruz, where Arce had agreed to take the children they had in common.

The victim received a call to her cell phone made by her husband and cWhen she left the house to talk – since there was little sign inside – she was surprised by a person who killed her.

Monica, Rosana's sister, who was with her on the night of the crime, detailed the "apologies" that Arce put throughout the day to delay delivery of her children and thus have an excuse to call her ex-wife at night.

When the case was examined in the Provincial Court of Cassation, the judges understood that both the "decompensation" and the "crying" manifested by Arce in a hospital in which he was found when he was allegedly informed of his wife's death were " Assembly ".

Although the perpetrator of the crime has not yet been found, the judges stated that "it was clear that Arce could not and did not want to take charge of the execution and also that for this he had the excellent disposition of his mother and his money."

"Arce and his mother had, however despicable, solid motives for killing the victim and he verbalized and acted on what constitutes the prodromes of gender violence," said Casación.

They added that there was "ample evidence of testimony" of what happened on the basis of statements made by relatives and friends of the victim, who detailed the conflict between Arce and Galliano after the separation.

As perpetrators of the crime, the brothers Paulo (35) and Gabriel Leguizamón (41) were tried, but they were acquitted after several witnesses testified against them.

Meanwhile, in December 2015, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, with the signature of its then president, Ricardo Lorenzetti, and of the ministers Elena Highton de Nolasco and Juan Carlos Maqueda, left firm the condemnations to Arce and its mother

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