A minor convicted in Chile for setting fire to a subway station during the 2019 social outbreak

A Chilean court has convicted a minor for setting fire to Pedrero metro station during the social outbreak in October 2019.

He is the first defendant to be convicted of what happened, despite the fact that a court of first instance acquitted the young man and his uncle, who were also charged with the same crime.

Now the Seventh Oral Criminal Court of Santiago has sentenced him, according to the newspaper ‘La Tercera’. Judge Bernardita Gonz├ílez has therefore indicated that “the evidence does not support the involvement attributed to her uncle,” who was also accused.

A minor convicted in Chile for setting fire to a subway station during the 2019 social outbreak
A minor convicted in Chile for setting fire to a subway station during the 2019 social outbreak

“Since it was established that he was present at the events on the day and time they took place, such evidence failed to establish what is essential to determining the particular form of attendance attributed to him,” he said.

In relation to the second defendant, he has therefore stated that “since it has not been established that he witnessed the immediate and direct events with which the young man began the execution of the crime against them, he cannot be held responsible for the crime . ” Title of the author of the arson, either as suggested by the Prosecutors or in any of the other authorship hypotheses set out in Article 15 of the Criminal Code. “

With this in mind, the public ministry requesting 10-year detention for the convicted person has received its first conviction in this case. According to the judge, the reading of the judgment will take place on May 20th.

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