Brenda Uliarte: The Argentine police arrest the girlfriend of the man who tried to kill Cristina Kirchner | International
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The Argentine federal police arrested this Sunday night in Buenos Aires the partner of the man accused of trying to kill Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner last Thursday with a pistol, by order of Judge Maria Eugenia Capuchetti, who is investigating the attempt. frustrated assassination and has decreed the secrecy of the summary, reported official sources. Agents from the Antiterrorist Investigation Unit Department arrested Brenda Elizabeth Uliarte, 23, at the Palermo Ferrocarril San Martín station in Buenos Aires, according to the Argentine news agency Télam. The police investigation has determined that the partner of Fernando Sabag Montiel, accused of the “qualified attempted murder” of the president, was with him at the scene of the attack and that he lied when stating that she had not seen him in the previous 48 hours.
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The 23-year-old woman was apprehended by troops at the Palermo station of the San Martín railway. Judge María Eugenia Capuchetti ordered her arrest and this Monday she will be questioned. pic.twitter.com/5h6z3wtZKA
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After analyzing the security cameras near the residence of the vice president, the investigators verified that the woman had been recorded in the company of Sabag Montiel on the same day of the attack. The hypothesis now handled by the Argentine police and justice system is that the aggressor did not act alone.
Sabag Montiel’s partner had declared to the media that she had been living with her partner for a month, that she was unaware that he had a weapon and that she had never told him about Cristina Kirchner. “The truth is, I don’t remember any mention of the vice president. She complained about the dollar and the economy, like everyone else, ”she told the Telefe television network. “I am very afraid because they take away the possibility of working and also because they are blaming us for something we did not do,” she assured before the cameras. She also stated that she had found out about the attack on television and that she was “perplexed” after the arrest of her partner, whom she defined as “a good man” and a “worker.” The woman later denied seeing the gun her boyfriend used on Thursday and claimed to know nothing of the hundred bullets found in a search of her home.
Cristina Kirchner’s lawyer, Gregorio Dalbón, had argued hours before Brenda Uliarte’s arrest that the attack was not the work of the main suspect alone. The lawyer reported that, according to the data in her possession, the assassination attempt was prepared and that other people knew the aggressor’s intentions, although he did not point to anyone in particular. “I can anticipate that there are more people involved,” insisted Dalbón, who specified that it is not about “public people, they are like this boy”, referring to the man accused of the attack against the 69-year-old Argentine vice president, which resulted unharmed and he didn’t even notice.
Dalbón also criticized the fact that the suspect’s mobile suffered, already in the hands of the investigators, a damage that apparently prevents access to the information it contained. “It is incredible that they make mistakes and lose data as important as those that emerge from the phone of a murderer in this case,” said the lawyer, announcing that he will file a complaint for negligence.
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The lawyer alluded to the announcement made on Saturday by judicial sources, who reported that Sabag Montiel’s phone could have been blocked due to police attempts to extract the information it contained, so the investigation may have lost evidence key code.
The assassination attempt occurred when Kirchner was signing autographs and greeting his followers on Thursday night a short distance from his home, in the wealthy Buenos Aires neighborhood of Recoleta, where hundreds of protesters have been gathering for days to support her in the middle of a trial. against her for alleged corruption for which she could be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.
Although the assailant pointed his gun at the vice president’s head and pulled the trigger twice, the gun did not work despite having five bullets in the magazine. Sabag Montiel had not pushed back the slide of the Bersa 380 semi-automatic pistol that he was carrying, but the investigators do not know if this was a mistake or if he did not really intend to kill Cristina Kirchner. Warned by the protesters, who helped subdue the attacker, the vice president’s bodyguards protected her and subdued the man, whose motives are still unknown. This suspect has refused to testify and has only accepted a court-appointed lawyer.
Sabag Montiel, born in Brazil to an Argentine mother and a Chilean father 35 years ago, had a record for possession of a knife. On March 17, 2021, he was arrested for driving in a car without license plates and carrying a large knife. He also wore tattoos of hate, of Nazi ideology, ideas that he reproduced on social networks.
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