The psychopath from Copiapó, Hugo Pastén, is sentenced for the murder of three women

The Prosecutor’s Office requests three life sentences against Hugo Pastén Espinoza, who was the author of a series of crimes against women and a teenager in the Atacama Region.

This Wednesday, the Oral Criminal Trial Court of Copiapó sentenced to Hugo Pasten for three homicides against women in the Atacama Regionbetween January and June 2019.

It is the so-called “psychopath from Copiapó”who was found guilty of the authorship of two consummated crimes of felony murder, fire Y child abduction with homicide.

The victims were identified as Sussy Montalvan Y Marina Cabrera; while the victim of the child abduction with homicide she was a teenager from beginnings AGC

The prosecutor in charge of the case, christian gonzalezstated that “we can say that this It is an unprecedented case in the region. in which the defendant did everything possible to hide the evidence that led to incriminating him, mainly with respect to the victims of legal age in which Hugo Pasten Espinoza used fire to erase all kinds of evidence.”

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“However, the professional work of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Homicide Brigade of the PDI allowed to determine ways of acting of the defendant and acts carried out after committing the murders“, he added.

For his part, the court established that between 11:00 p.m. on January 16, 2019 and 01:00 a.m. on the 17th of the same month, Pastén Espinoza went to the house of Sussy Montalván -after maintaining contact through social networks and telephone conversations-, place where he attacked her, choking her to death.

The defendant intentionally set the place on fire.setting fire where the victim’s body was found, thereby causing a fire in the house with the risk of spreading to neighboring homes, and firefighters must intervene to prevent it, putting out the fire,” they said in court.

The foregoing with the intention of the defendant to destroy evidence of the homicide and hide his participation; and after this, used the victim’s car to flee and later left it abandoned in the center of Copiapó.

The second case corresponds to the one that registered the February 5, 2019at approximately 9:00 a.m., when Marina Cabrera, a 23-year-old woman of Bolivian nationality, left her home with her son to drop him off at a school. after that, He disappeared.

Pasten Espinozabetween February 5 and 6, moved the victim to Cuesta Cardones, where he violently assaulted the woman, causing death by trauma.

The woman’s body was found only on June 29..

On the other hand, it was also established that on June 23, 2019at approximately 2:50 p.m. a 16 year old teenagerAfter attending a party, he boarded a taxi in Copiapó, which was driven by Pastén Espinoza.

“Once on board the vehicle, the minor communicates with her mother, at approximately 02:57 hours, indicating that he was already on his way home on a bus. As the minutes passed, and when the mother of the minor saw that she had not arrived, despite having had enough time for it, she sent messages to her cell phone, but the minor did not answer, so she called her. . At that moment, the minor (…), between sobs Told him ‘oh mommy!’, expressing pain and grief; cutting off the call, turning off the phone permanently“, they putnaulized in the ruling.

The attacker took the young woman against her will to the outskirts of the commune, in the international road sector, where he violently assaulted her, mainly on her head, until she bled. That blood was impregnated in the vehicle and in her jacket and, as a result of her injuries, she died. So far, her body has not been found.

For now, it is expected that the communication hearing of the sentence will be held on sunday august 7 at 4:00 p.m. Prosecutor requests three life sentences against Hugo Pastén.

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The psychopath from Copiapó, Hugo Pastén, is sentenced for the murder of three women