The passenger of the bus on line 152 who had been stabbed by a man in the abdomen after an argument died this wednesday afternoon.
Is about Franklin Bedón Galarza (44), a Peruvian national, who died at the Rivadavia Hospital, where he had undergone surgery after being attacked by Jose Baez (39), who today refused to testify before the judge in charge of the case, according to the Télam agency.
Báez remains housed in the neighborhood police station 14 A of the City Police, at the disposal of the National Criminal and Correctional Court 33, in charge of Darío Bonanno. He had been charged with “attempted murder”, although it is expected that in the next few hours the accusation will be aggravated due to the death of the victim.
The event occurred this Monday night when the group was circulating through Palermo.
Witnesses to the event said that, shortly before 8:00 p.m., Báez got on to inmate 56 without paying for his ticket and remained standing in the front of the vehicle, very close to a couple who had just sat down.
Different testimonies confirm the sequence of the event: the aggressor got on without paying, the driver told him to pay, and then the man began to rebuke the couple who had gotten up at the same stop as him.
It was there when Franklin Bedón Galarza – who was in the back of the vehicle – came out in defense of the couple. Báez reacted in the worst way: he quickly went to the bottom of the bus and, while they were arguing loudly, he began to beat him until he pulled out a knife and stabbed him: he stabbed it in the abdomen.
Since Báez got on the bus until he stabbed the other passenger, the unit had only traveled 150 meters, to the intersection of Santa Fe Avenue and Vidt Street, meters from Alto Palermo Shopping.
The offender tried to run away, but a building manager, who had seen the situation, was faster, caught up with him and held him until more people arrived to help him and call 911.
“I heard the screams, I stop the bus and see the victim kneeling. The aggressor ran away, but they were able to stop him a few blocks away. I am surprised because no one expects such a reaction,” said the driver before the microphone of news channel A24.
Báez was arrested by the Police and there it was found that he has a criminal record: for resisting authority and for robbery, in 2017.
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