translated from Spanish: Pre-trial detention decreed for femicide defendant in Coyhaique

The Coyhaique Local Prosecutor’s Office formalized four crimes on Monday, including femicide rape, of the accused Cristian Fabián Díaz, 41, who acted with great violence against the 21-year-old victim, as described by prosecutor Luis Contreras at the hearing before the Guarantee Court.
In his detail, the public prosecutor described that the defendant – originally from Comodoro Rivadavia – gave the victim 72 stab wounds in different parts of the body.
«The background dumped at the hearing denotes an aggression of a sexual nature committed by the defendant to the detriment of the victim, highlighting the large number of injuries in various places of the body,» explained prosecutor Luis Contreras.
In addition, the Local Prosecutor’s Office of Coyhaique formalized Cristian Fabián Díaz for the crimes of cell phone theft, rape of violent abode and violation of article 318, as part of the current quarantine.
The representative of the Public Prosecutor’s Office highlighted in this investigation the work carried out by «all the agencies requested by the Public Prosecutor’s Office. In this case, both Carabineros and the Investigation Police in the search and detention of the accused; IPO through the Homicide and Robbery Brigade who developed errands to establish the existence of the crime. Also noteworthy, very importantly the Legal Medical Service that developed a multidisciplinary report on both autopsy and forensic dentistry and also a sexological expertise».

Timeframe of investigation
This femicide rape case was uncovered around 06.30 a.m. last Thursday in the upper Sector of Coyhaique. The defendant was arrested at 3.40 am on Thursday on Route 7, Sector By Pass.
The detainee, in his statement to the police, acknowledges physical assaults and the use of a knife, but does not recognize sexual assault against the young woman.
At the end of the hearing, Judge Cecilia Urbina Pinto agreed to the Prosecutor’s Office’s request and decreed the pre-trial detention of the accused, setting a period of investigation of 6 months, where the proceedings were requested by the Local Prosecutor’s Office of Coyhaique from the Homicide Brigade, Lacrim of the POI and the Legal Medical Service.

Original source in Spanish

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