The family of Yamila González requested Barrios imprisonment
Argentina, April 27, 2012
The family of Yamila Gonzalez, the young pregnant woman who died in a traffic accident in Mar del Plata caused by the boxer Jorge Rodrigo Barrios, appealed the release benefiting the boxer and called to stop him again.
This was confirmed to the news agency Telam by the plaintiff attorney, Fabian Rodriguez, who made the formal request this morning, arguing that “there is danger, he may try to escape and put at risk the process” and that the Court “set aside the judgment when given the benefit of the release of the accused.”
Among his arguments, is also the consideration that the room III Court of Appeals in Mar del Plata, which granted the release of Barrios, “has now power to make such decision and go against the Criminal Oral Court, both in terms of the release as in regard to the conviction of disqualification from driving.”
Then the order is to “set aside the judgment granting a release or to confirm the flight risk, proven at trial and provide for the detention of Barrios”.
It is recalled that Barrios had been sentenced on April 4 by the Oral Criminal Court in March of Mar del Plata to four years of prison and eight years of disqualification to drive cars for the crime of “culpable homicide and injuries”.
The act for which he was tried occurred on January 24, 2010, at the corner of Independence Avenue and Ayacucho in Mar del Plata, when Barrios was driving a BMW X5 and rammed the back of a Fiat 147. This last car, which was stopped for red traffic light, ran over four pedestrians, including Gonzalez, who died hours later.