Nora was killed in 2006
A prosecutor from Río Cuarto, Córdoba, requested to carry out new DNA tests to try to determine who was the author of the crime of Nora Dalmasso, which occurred in November 2006 in a home in Villa del Golf, a fact for which in the trial held last year Afterwards, her husband, Marcelo Macarrón, was acquitted.
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The measure was requested by the first-shift Investigation Prosecutor of Río Cuarto, Pablo Jávega. According to the new line of research, an attempt is made to elucidate with this new evaluation of genetic compatibility whether people who had some type of link with the victim had contact with the crime scene.
The Prosecutor’s Office qualifies this process as a “sweep of the genetic evidence,” according to what the local site Puntal reported. Jávega indicated that the idea is, in the first instance, to “obtain a mapping” to subsequently advance in the comparison of the samples with some profiles that would be finalized as the research progresses.
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The people of interest for this new investigation were summoned as collaborators of Justice, but the prosecutor clarified that there is no suspicion directed at anyone in particular. This process is currently underway, and among those summoned to provide new samples of genetic material, there are people who have had the status of witnesses and others who were accused in the first case for the crime.
Macarrón hugs his son after being acquitted
“It is a first measure, which is taken with the idea of having a mapping and then continuing to advance,” indicated the prosecutor in the case, who did not specify data on the progress or not of that line of investigation. The final objective of the case that Jávega instructs is to reach the historical truth of Nora Dalmasso’s crime.
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According to what was known, the tests have already begun, and will take four to five more months, because they aim to carry it out on about 200 people.
On July 5 of last year, the trial that acquitted Macarrón ended, in which he was accused of the crime of “homicide qualified by the link, by treachery and by price or promise of remuneration in an ideal competition.”
At that time, the technical court of the Río Cuarto Crime Chamber and with popular juries, had decided to grant the request of the Prosecutor’s Office and order the “dismissal” of all charges.
Dalmasso’s children in the trial against their father (Mario Sar)
In that trial, prosecutor Julio Rivero maintained that Nora Dalmasso “was killed by a single person, someone she knew,” and that after “a consensual sexual act,” the murderer held the victim by the neck until she was unconscious and then He ties a double knot with the belt of the robe at the neck, to prevent him from regaining consciousness.
It is in that belt that a genetic trace was found, which for the moment is NN, because no compatibility could be found with any person previously tested, and that is who prosecutor Jávega aims to reach with these new matches.
Nora’s lifeless body was found on November 26, 2006 in her home in Villa del Golf, in the city of Río Cuarto, and according to experts, she died of asphyxiation by strangulation.
Prosecutors Javier Di Santo, Fernando Moine, Marcelo Hidalgo, Daniel Miralles and Luis Pizarro passed throughout the process, who closed the investigation and took it to trial.
Nora Dalmasso with Marcelo Macarrón
During the investigation, the painter Gastón Zárate, considered a “parsley” by his neighbors who even marched to defend his innocence, was charged; the son of the victim Facundo Macarrón, the lawyer Rafael Magnasco, who were progressively dismissed from the accusations; and finally the widower Macarrón as the only one who came to trial as an accused as an instigator of the crime, but ended up acquitted.
*/With information from the Télam agency