Melanie case: the doctors were acquitted

Melanie case: the doctors were acquitted
Melanie case: the doctors were acquitted

May 27, 2024 – 08:58

14.00 Doctors acquitted

After six days of debate, today the verdict of the Melanie Carrazana Case was announced in the Third Nomination Correctional Court. Judge Javier Herrera issued the acquittal of doctors Marcos Vázquez, Gabriela Gómez and Alejandra Castro, who came to trial accused of the alleged crime of “aggravated manslaughter.”

On June 10, the basis of the verdict will be known.

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13.08 There will be a verdict

The accused have the last word. There will be a verdict today.

12.36 Attorney Contreras’s argument ended

He asked for outright absolution for Gómez and Castro. Also, on behalf of his assistants, he expressed his condolences to the girl’s parents. Melanie’s father expressed disagreement and there was tension in the room.

The defense also requested that the restriction on the approach of Melanie’s parents to the accused be maintained.

11.27 The allegation of the complaint

Lawyer Pedro Vélez maintained the accusation for Gómez and Castro. For both he requested 10 years of disqualification; four years in prison for Gómez and four years and six months for Castro. “Children should not die because they are poor,” he concluded. The complainant maintained that Melanie did not receive proper care.

Now it is the turn of the defense arguments of the doctors.

10.26 the Prosecutor requested acquittal

Correctional prosecutor Víctor Figueroa requested acquittal for the benefit of the doubt for the three accused doctors.

The arguments began at 9:00

After six days of debate, today after the 9th hour the instance of allegations of the Melanie Case in the Third Nomination Correctional Court. The dock is shared by doctors Marcos Vázquez, Gabriela Gómez and Alejandra Castro. The doctors were charged with “aggravated manslaughter.” Possibly, the verdict will also be announced.

The hearing will be presided over by Judge Javier Herrera. The Public Prosecutor’s Office will be represented by prosecutor Víctor Figueroa, who will be accompanied by the lawyer of the complaint Pedro Justiniano Vélez. The Defense will be carried out by local forum lawyers Silvia Barrientos, representing Vázquez and Fernando Contreras Del Pino, representing Gómez and Castro.

Ancasti live from the venue

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