The verdict for Norberto Rodríguez, the femicide of San Justo, will be known

The verdict of the trial that follows a man for the femicide of his partner, murdered last year with “facazos” and with shots from a “tumbera” shotgun in the Buenos Aires town of San Justo, will be known this Monday in the courts of La Matanza, while the victim’s son affirmed that the defendant is a “psychopath” and asked that he “never leave jail again.”

The ruling of the Oral Criminal Court (TOC) 1 of La Matanza, made up of judges Matías Rouco, Andrea Schiebeler and Alfredo Drocchi, will be known this Monday at noon and it is estimated that the parties will be notified electronically.

According to the sources, Norberto Rodríguez (46) is in the defendant’s dock, for whom the trial prosecutor, Alfredo Luppino, requested in his plea last week a life sentence for “aggravated homicide due to the relationship and for having been committed in a context of gender violence” by Liliana Lezcano (50).

“I hope he never comes out again. He’s a psychopath. A person like that does it once and he’s going to do it like that. It has no remedy. We hope it’s perpetual,” Isaac Lezcano, the victim’s son and who is represented, told Télam. as plaintiff by the lawyer Walter Fidalgo.

For his part, the lawyer agreed with Luppino’s request, while the official defense requested acquittal, considering that at the time of the event he was in a state of “unconsciousness” due to the intake of drugs and alcoholic beverages.

After the allegations, the defendant pronounced his “last words”, apologized to the Lezcano family and to the judges who take into account “the damage caused by the drug.”

“He changed his statement because last year he had admitted that he had committed the act. Now, in these instances of trial, he said that he did not go or that he does not remember,” Liliana’s son remarked with indignation.

“He changed his statement because last year he had admitted that he had committed the act. Now, in these instances of trial, he said that he did not go or that he does not remember,” Liliana’s son remarked with indignation

Regarding his emotional state, Isaac noted that his mother’s murder was “the worst” thing that happened to him in his life.

“I am as I can. None of my brothers is well. It is a moment that I do not wish on anyone. I never thought that I would go through something so painful and traumatic,” Isaac described.

For his part, lawyer Fidalgo said he was confident and that he had “a lot of faith that the ruling would be life imprisonment.”

The trial began on Monday of last week, when the accused testified twice and on both occasions he claimed to be innocent.

“First he said that he did not remember anything because he had taken pills, drugs and alcohol, and that he loved her, and although he stole, he never killed anyone,” recalled the lawyer.

Later, two witnesses testified, a neighbor of Rodríguez and a woman who was his boss in a cooperative.

According to Fidalgo, the neighbor recalled that the defendant called him for help and that he went to the crime scene where Rodríguez told him that he needed to dispose of the victim’s body.

In turn, the witness agreed that just before the police intervened, the defendant contacted her and also expressed his intentions to “dismember and bury” the body.

Given these statements, the defendant asked to testify a second time and pointed out that these two witnesses were lying.

Finally, Paula, one of Liliana’s daughters, gave her testimony, who recalled that her mother used to present blows, although she said that she had fallen; while she assured that she was aware that there were constant fights in the couple.

Crime scene

The event occurred at dawn on November 7, 2021, in a house located at 3800 Thames Street, in the Villa Constructora de San Justo neighborhood, La Matanza district, in the southwest of the suburbs, where Lezcano lived together with the accused.

According to the investigations, personnel from the 1st police station. de La Matanza moved to the place after being alerted by neighborhood residents.

Upon arrival, the troops found Lezcano dead, in a pool of blood in her bedroom, and they apprehended Rodríguez.

The sources indicated that the woman had multiple injuries caused by homemade bladed weapons of the “faca” type, which were seized at the scene, as well as a “tumba” shotgun with 12/70 cartridges.

In this regard, Liliana’s son recounted what happened that morning: “My mother tried to leave her house and he shot her in the back at the height of her left thigh. Then he drags her inside the house. And there he finishes her off with a shotgun on the floor.”

The experts who worked at the crime scene indicated that the murderer also tried to dismember the victim’s body to possibly move or hide it more easily.

For his part, Rodríguez confessed to the fact before prosecutor Federico Medone, of the Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) for Homicide in La Matanza.

“I was drugged and I sent it to myself,” he said at the time before the prosecutor, although at the trial he changed his version and said he did not remember anything.

He also acknowledged in the debate that he had two “tuberas” type shotguns in the workshop that worked in front of the land where the house where he lived with Lezcano was located.

The verdict for Norberto Rodríguez, the femicide of San Justo, will be known