Escape and subsequent arrest of Carmona: A dangerous transfer and hypotheses that do not rule out complicity of penitentiaries

Roberto José Carmona (59) has been serving a life sentence in a Chaco prison since 1988. In 2014 he was granted temporary leave to visit his partner in Córdoba.

This Tuesday, in one of the visits to the Province, the assassin carried out a fatal raid: he escaped, robbed a taxi, crashed and killed the driver.

The prosecutor in the case, Horacio Vázquez, confirmed to Radio Miter Córdoba that the Chaco prison service never reported the transfer of the dangerous criminal to Córdoba.

Nor is it ruled out that there was complicity of the Chaco penitentiaries in the escape.

“The leak would have been at the time the semifinal match was being played. From there they realize that Carmona was not at home, they start looking for him and find that she was not there. What is being investigated is how it was possible that he was lost sight of inside a home.”

Asked about the hypothesis that there is complicity of the prison inmates, he replied: “In the evidence that has been initially collected, what you say is not ruled out and if in the course of the investigation the situation changes, their legal qualification will be modified and they could eventually regain freedom if the evidence indicates so.”

In addition, Vázquez confirmed that the cause of the taxi driver’s death was due to the sharp wounds caused by the murderer.

“The efficient cause of death has just been confirmed, it was the sharp injuries caused by Carmona when he got into the taxi.”

Escape and subsequent arrest of Carmona: A dangerous transfer and hypotheses that do not rule out complicity of penitentiaries (Photo Leo Guevara)

Meanwhile, the police chief Liliana Zárate Belleti revealed to this medium that Carmona had been in Bower the day before the criminal raid that he was the protagonist of yesterday, and that the prison service did not notify the police.

“We knew that he was with some temporary departures. What I was able to gather yesterday is that he came every three, four months, but we were not notified. We were not notified yesterday either that this person was at that address from early hours. He came on an official mobile, which I was able to observe with custody and ex officio he was lodged the day before at Bower. Later, he was withdrawn from the Bower de Córdoba prison to be transferred to the home from where he escaped.”

In addition, Belleti previously affirmed that no authority from the province of Chaco has so far given explanations about the presence of Carmona in Córdoba.

“We knew that he was a highly dangerous person, with a prolific record, which meant that his arrest had to be imminent. That person could not be in those conditions, neither in our city nor anywhere, ”he said at a press conference.

And he added: “The number of troops was what the Justice had ordered or who determined directly from Chaco to come here. The situation that occurred before the care, is precisely what is going to be investigated, what happened for which the evasion of this person occurred ”.

Among journalists he was known as the “human hyena”. Carmona was known for his contempt for the press, although he had interviews and private talks with Gonio Ferrari from Cordoba, who wrote “Yo, Carmona.”

Gonio Ferrari was probably the only journalist who was able to speak to the murderer alone. “He is not an ordinary person but he does not stop being a person,” he forcefully told this medium.

“We talked about everything. I was with him three or four times, like every psychopath, a very intelligent and very thinking person, very curious, very reading, but ultimately a criminal, ”she continued.

And I add: “He was never re-educated or anyoneIn other words, what is enshrined in the national and provincial Constitutions regarding prisons is a great myth, a myth and an outstanding debt to society. Because the person that this company at some point returns to society and it is assumed that the protective State has taken care of re-educating them, to re-insert them and that does not happen and that is how we see the results ”.

Father of the murdered taxi driver (Photo Leo Guevara)

Escape and subsequent arrest of Carmona: A dangerous transfer and hypotheses that do not rule out complicity of penitentiaries (Photo Leo Guevara)

The family of the taxi driver murdered by the dangerous criminal demands justice. With tears and a mixture of pain and impotence, Jesús Javier Bocalón’s father spoke to the Miter radio mobile and said goodbye to his son, murdered by Carmona.

“I feel indignant because it was an event that could have been avoided. If I knew who the prosecutor is, the judge who authorized that to a guy with such a resume. This guy has to suffer in prison, but not with this type of temporary release, guarded.

As it turned out, Carmona would have driven the taxi when he lost control and crashed into a pole. Javier had been reduced and stabbed. He was sitting in the passenger seat.

The Ceppi case was tried in August 1986 by the 5th Crime Chamber of the city of Córdoba, chaired by Carlos Lloveras. At that time, he concluded with a sentence of life imprisonment for the murder and for the “repeated qualified robberies and unlawful deprivation of qualified liberty” that Carmona committed the morning of the crime.

“It was a case that alarmed society a lot,” recalled Lloveras in conversation with Miter Córdoba.

Then he referred to Carmona: “Zero empathy with people, with the world and with life. He was a killing machine.”

Asked about the feeling that yesterday’s news caused him, he said he felt that “there was a contradiction between reality and the Law. In the sentence I said that this man could no longer recover his freedom because he was a beast, but the laws over time evolved. The Costa Rica Pact was signed, Human Rights appeared and this man could enjoy Human Rights like every other human being. The perpetual life was never really perpetual ”.

Escape and subsequent arrest of Carmona: A dangerous transfer and hypotheses that do not rule out complicity of penitentiaries