Monday, March 4

Cristina Fernández affirms that she did not realize the attack

The Argentine Justice continues to investigate the assassination attempt against the vice president, Cristina Fernández, although the case is handled with a certain secrecy. In the local press it has transpired that the former president (2007-2015) did not realize what was happening.

On Friday afternoon, the judge in charge of the case, María Eugenia Capuchetti, together with the prosecutor Carlos Rívolo approached the vice president’s home to take her statement.

Fernández told the titular magistrate of the Federal Criminal and Correctional Court No. 5 that she did not realize what was happening when a pistol was pointed at her twice, as confirmed to elDiarioAR two sources with access to the file in which the attempted murder is being investigated.

In addition, the vice president stated that, when the firearm appears, she bends down to look for a book that was autographing the people who were holding a vigil near her home.

In the images you can see the exact moment in which a 35-year-old man of Brazilian nationality wields a pistol -Bersa brand, caliber 32 and suitable for shooting- and pulls the trigger twice, Fernández crouches down and by the time The subject is incorporated and is detained by the custody of the former president.

The defendant has preferred to remain silent and refused to give a statement, while the police have searched his home.

Members of the Federal Police seized one hundred 9mm caliber projectiles in the house of the man, who lived in the Buenos Aires municipality of San Martín, located on the outskirts of the capital.

The judicial investigation continues this weekend with expert reports on the cell phone and a laptop of the detainee to find out if he acted alone.