The Judiciary of North Lima sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment against Eduardo Benigno Reyes Guzmanfor trying to burn her ex-partner alive in her home in Comas, on February 14, 2019, because she refused to return with him.
The Second Office of the Second Provincial Criminal Corporative Prosecutor’s Office of Lima Norte accused Eduardo Benigno Reyes Guzman (51), for the ideal concurrence of crimes of attempted femicide to the detriment of her ex-partner, and disobedience to authority to the detriment of the State.
During the hearing, the Provincial Deputy Prosecutor Paola Guerra Araucodemonstrated with evidence that the accused intentionally tried to cause the death of his ex-partner, within a context of domestic violence and failed to comply with the protection measures that had been granted to the victim.
Likewise, he explained that on February 14, 2019, Eduardo Reyes arrived at the home of the victim located in Comas, to complain to the victim because his daughter had gone out, insulted her with profanity and threatened to burn her along with the house.
Then, he leaves the place and returns hours later with a bottle of gasoline ready to commit the crime, throws it on the chest of the victim and continues threatening to burn her. The victim screams for help and her 17-year-old daughter comes to her aid. Next, his neighbors reduce the accused until the policeman.
The representative of Public ministry, supported as evidence the statement of the defendant, who acknowledged having repeatedly psychologically assaulted the aggrieved woman and having intended to kill her; as well as the statement of her daughter, a witness to the attempted femicide.
Also, he highlighted as evidence the receipt record that records the delivery of the bottle with fuel; the police technical inspection report; the physical-chemical expert report that corroborates that the liquid in the bottle was gasoline; the protocol of psychological expertise of the victim that concludes indicators of psychological affectation; among others.
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