Details of Carolina Piparo’s story, told by herself
La Plata, September 22, 2010
Piparo Carolina, the pregnant woman shot in a bank robbery last month in La Plata, made statement today in court and emphasized again in the cashier who attended her that day.
She didn’t accuse directly Gerardo Pereda, the cashier, but said she felt “marked by him.”
“When I went to retire the money he was constantly looking to the left. I also looked to the left, but saw no one.” (Recall that “Pimienta” Silva, one of the imputed, was in the left)
Then Carolina spoke of the chilling time of the assault: “I remember we parked and when I opened the door I felt threatened. They said ‘give me the money that you got from the bank, son of a b**’”.
Desperate, the woman responded: “Please don’t hurt me, I’m pregnant.” But the offender did not come to his sense and hit her “with hatred and out of control. He snatched my purse and continued hitting me, “said the woman, already on the ground and savagely beaten, said she “didn’t feel the shot”.
Regarding the aggressor, Piparo said she remembers that he had “acne on the face, and his skin was not dark or white.” Carlos Burgos, accused as the aggressor, has these characteristics.