This Sunday, January 17, there will be a solidarity collection in the Rivadavia de Caballito Park, in homage to Fernando Báez Sosa, the young man who was brutally murdered by a group of rugby players at the exit of a Villa Gesell bowling alley. The charity move -which will run between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.- will take place the day before the first anniversary of the crime.
“Fernando, we will honor your solidarity, collecting non-perishable food and school supplies for those who need the most,” says the flyer published by “JusticiaXFernando”, the official account created by his family and friends on social networks to disseminate the activities carried out to request that the case be clarified and those responsible for the attack be sentenced.
Unlike the massive march that took place in February last year in front of the Congress of the Argentine Nation, this time the proposal aims to carry out a “solidarity and cute gesture respecting all the necessary security protocols in this context of the coronavirus pandemic ”, as explained to Clarion the father of one of the friends who was with Fernando the morning of the murder.
It is no coincidence that a charity activity has been chosen to remember Báez Sosa. The young man, as a student and graduate of the Marianist College, knew how to collaborate in various solidarity projects of the Seres Versus Teneres group, a non-profit civil association located in the town of Marcos Paz, in the province of Buenos Aires.
The call is this Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., you are asked to bring non-perishable food and school supplies to be donated.
The organizers asked to “clean what is going to be donated before being delivered” and highlighted the guidelines to avoid possible contagion of Covid-19. Among them, respect social distance, avoid crowds and maintain constant circulation.
In addition to noting that a march is not called for the anniversary of the crime, those who come were asked “not to donate tools that are no longer useful or are broken, since other people have to use them.”
Fernando Baez Sosa He was 18 years old, he was studying Law at the UBA and in January of last year he had traveled on vacation with a group of friends to Villa Gesell. At dawn on January 18 they had gone dancing at Le Brique bowling alley. On leaving, shortly before 5 in the morning, he was the victim of a brutal beating that caused his death.
The autopsy determined that he died of “cardiac arrest caused by neurogenic shock due to head trauma.”
For Fernando’s crime, 10 rugby players between the ages of 18 and 20 from the town of Zárate were arrested. Eight of them are detained in the Melchor Romero prison in La Plata. They are charged as co-perpetrators of the crime of “double aggravated homicide by treachery and by the premeditated participation of two or more people.”
They are Máximo Thomsen (20), Ciro Pertossi (20), Luciano Pertossi (19), Lucas Pertossi (21), Enzo Comelli (20), Matías Benicelli (21), Blas Cinalli (19), Ayrton Viollaz (21) , Juan Pedro Guarino (19) and Alejo Milanesi (19). In case of being found guilty, the foreseen penalty is life imprisonment; that is, at least 35 years effective compliance.
Two of the accused – Alejo Milanesi (19) and Pedro Guarino (19) – were released on February 10 and the prosecutor in charge of the case requested their dismissal.