Justice sends a minor accused of homicide in Puerto Varas to provisional internment

The best had to be transferred on January 5 to a center in Lampa, in the Metropolitan region. However, that did not happen. For this reason, the antecedents were sent to the Public Ministry to determine the responsibilities in this regard.

The 16-year-old, and the only person charged with the murder of a 24-year-old man on Wednesday, in Puerto Varas, was sent to provisional hospitalization.

The determination was communicated by the Los Lagos Regional Prosecutor’s Office through Twitter, a modality adopted due to the prohibition of reporting on the case.

The foregoing is judicial matter, but there is a story behind it: of an adolescent whom the State should have protected, treated first at the Regional Hospital of Puerto Montt and then taken to a residence.

However, the Osorno Family Court had ordered his transfer to a therapeutic center in Lampa, Metropolitan region, at the beginning of January, which did not materialize..

This was recalled in conversation with Radio Bío Bío by the magistrate of the Family Court of Osorno, Marcelo Leiva, who complemented that the antecedents were sent to the Public Ministry to determine responsibilities for not complying with the transfer order.


And it wasn’t just a document, as there were later reminders of a situation that culminated in involving the teenager in a homicide.

Consulted in Best Childhood of Los Lagos why they did not comply with the determination of justice, from the institution they limited themselves to briefly pointing out that “In the particular case of the young man there is a safeguard of his history under protection”.

This article describes an ongoing legal process

There is a possibility that the charges will be dismissed at the end of the investigation, therefore The accused (s) should NOT be considered guilty until Justice dictates sentence against him.
(Article 04 of the Code of Criminal Procedure)

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