Argentina arrests third suspect in attack on Cristina Kirchner


Argentine police have arrested a friend of Brenda Uliarte, the girlfriend of the Brazilian who tried to shoot Vice President Cristina Kirchner, in the third arrest related to the case, the Argentine press said on Tuesday (13).

The suspect’s name was not released, only her surname: Díaz. She would have communicated with Uliarte hours after her boyfriend, Fernando Sabag Montiel, pulled the trigger of a pistol against Cristina — the weapon failed and the shot was not fired.

Díaz was detained on Monday night (12) by the airport security police, by order of judge Maria Eugenia Capuchetti, responsible for the case.

Judicial sources told the newspaper Clarín that the analysis of Uliarte’s cell phone revealed messages “with strong and important content” exchanged between her and the new suspect, hours after the attack on the vice president.

Brazilian who has lived in Argentina since childhood. Fernando Andrés Sabag Montiel, 35, was arrested on the 1st, shortly after pulling the trigger of a 32-caliber Bersa pistol against Cristina’s face as she arrived home in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, in Buenos Aires.

He was wearing a cap and mask and reportedly ran out after trying to shoot, but was followed by five people and arrested.

Brenda Uliarte, 23, was also charged with attempted murder in the case, despite having denied involvement in the bombing. Sabag also stated, in a statement to the court on the 6th, that she would not be involved.

But, according to the prosecution, the attack was planned by the two. Uliarte was close to Sabag during the attack and passed by the door of Cristina’s house, in the Recoleta neighborhood, days before her boyfriend’s action.

The Argentine press published photos on May 8 that show Uliarte with a pistol in his belt. Investigators point out that the weapon would be the same used by Sabag in the attack on Cristina.

police, which prompted a separate investigation.

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