Girlfriend of accused arrested for attempting to assassinate Vice President Christina
After the investigation of CCTV, the investigating agency expanded the scope of investigation
In the leaked picture, the accused and his girlfriend Bursa are seen posing with handguns
Buenos Aires. Authorities investigating an assassination attempt against Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner believe the attack was premeditated. Judge Maria Eugenia Capuchetti and prosecutor Carlos Rivolo suspect that the accused may not have carried out the attempted murder alone, according to a report in media outlet Infobe. According to officials, it was preplanned and more than one person can attend.
Officials examining telephone data and CCTV footage near the Vice President’s house have also found the girlfriend of the accused present there on the day of the incident. Two leaked photos taken before the attack on Vice President D Kirchner went viral on social media. These photos were published by Clarins newspaper. Photos showed suspect Sabag Montiel and his girlfriend, Brenda Uilliarte, posing with the Bursa handgun used in the attack.
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In fact, on September 1, Argentina’s Vice President de Kirchner was unsuccessfully attacked while meeting supporters outside her home. A gunman who carried out the attack attempted to attack Kirchner, but the vice president narrowly escaped when the weapon jammed. Investigation revealed that five bullets were present in the magazine of the gun, but the chamber was empty, due to which the bullet could not be fired. According to officials, the DNA of the suspect has been found on the trigger, slip and grip of the gun, which will prove to be important in getting the accused punished.
At the same time, 100 ‘9 mm’ bullets have been recovered in the raid conducted at the house of the attacker. Police have also recovered a 35 cm (14 in) long knife from the house of an accused with a criminal record.
Tags: Argentina, World news
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 08, 2022, 09:08 IST