The former soccer player accused of being a drug leader and participating in López’s crime during his transfer to the first hearing of the trial (Télam)
After three years, the Oral Criminal Court (TOC) 4 of La Matanza began the trial for the crime of Rubén Oscar López, in which the former promising San Lorenzo soccer player, Lautaro Iván “Taro” Carrachino, will be tried ( 26), who was accused of allegedly leading a drug gang and having participated in the murder, with the aim of taking over the victim’s property to install a drug sales bunker. Although the accused pleaded not guilty, three eyewitnesses confirmed seeing him inside the home.
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The event occurred on January 26, 2020 in the apartment where the victim resided in block No. 18 located in the Buenos Aires town of Ciudad Evita. According to the investigation of the case, the former athlete broke into the place with his accomplice, identified as Christian Daniel “Chucky” Cruz (45), to take possession of the property. Due to the fact, both were charged with the crime of homicide aggravated by the premeditated collaboration of two or more people and by the use of a firearm.”
During the first hearing that was held in the courtroom located at the National University of La Matanza (UNLaM), the former goalscorer of the lower leagues denied having participated in the crime, while he assured that that day he was on vacation with a group of friends on the Atlantic Coast. In the case of his henchman, he defended his innocence by stating that he had spent the night at his mother-in-law’s house, because it was his nephew’s birthday.
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However, the alibis that they presented before judges Gerardo Gayol, Franco Fiumara and Matías Jorge Rouco were demolished by three eyewitnesses who were summoned to testify, since they recognized them as the people in charge of entering and murdering López. If found guilty, they would face a life sentence.
The former soccer player was on the run for ten months before being apprehended (San Lorenzo)
“This house belongs to my partner ‘Secuen’. If they do not leave in two hours, we will return and kill everyone,” declared one of the witnesses who asked to keep her identity confidential, according to information collected by Télam. In addition, she assured that she knew Carrachino from the neighborhood and through social networks, so it was not difficult for her to recognize him as one of those involved.
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In accordance with the first statement, another of the witnesses indicated that the former soccer player returned to the property two hours later and mentioned: “Lautaro pointed a gun at my head.” In the same way, he acknowledged that “he knew that he -Carrachino- did these things: he took you out of the house and killed you,” and identified the accomplice by his nickname “Chucky.”
In the case of the third witness, he could not recognize those accused of the crime, because he declared that he had hidden in one of the rooms of the house with the rest of the victim’s relatives after they heard the first shot.
The next hearing will be on Friday, September 15 (Google Screenshot)
Carrachino’s arrest occurred on October 22, 2020, when the police apprehended him in the vicinity of Crovara and Cristianía streets in Ciudad Evita after he had been on the run for ten months. Previously, the former soccer player had been acquitted by Justice, after being accused of robbery and homicide, when he was 16 years old and ran away from training when he noticed that the agents had gone looking for him.
The trial will continue next Friday, September 15 at 9 in the morning in the TOC 4 room located at 2795 Entre Ríos Street, in San Justo, where the defense of the accused will present their own witnesses and the tests will be carried out. arguments of both parties.