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Horrific rape and murder of a 16 year old Lucia Perez shocks Argentina

October 19, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Horrific rape and murder of a 16 year old Lucia Perez shocks Argentina

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The Argentinian nation is shocked and heartbroken by what is being called one of the most violent, cruel slayings in recent history involving 16-year-old Lucia Perez

On October 8th, Lucia Perez was kidnapped outside of her school in Mar del Plata by a gang of thugs who drugged her, repeatedly raped, and sodomized her with an “unspecified object” so forcefully that she eventually bled out.

She was pronounced dead the next day at a rehab clinic, where her assailants dropped her off after they washed her and put her clothes back on, Fox News Latino reported.

“She had been subjected to brutal, inhumane sexual abuse,” said prosecutor Maria Isabel Sanchez. “The girl was impaled, and this was the cause of her death.”

Two men have been arrested for their role in the brutal killing, and a third one was taken into custody for reportedly trying to cover up the crime. Authorities apprehended 23-year-old Matias Gabriel Farias and 41-year-old Juan Pablo Offidani after discovering the vehicle that was used to drop the victim off at the rehab clinic.

The ruthlessness of the crime has sparked extensive protests across Argentina.

In an unusual move, a combination of 50 organizations have collaborated and are requesting a one-hour sit-in across the nation on Wednesday from 1 to 2 pm.

During that hour, women are being asked to wear black and cease all activities to display their concern for the disturbing rate of female homicides that occur in Argentina.

The Supreme Court indicated that approximately 235 women were murdered during 2015, which equates to an average of one killing every 36 hours.

“We will strike. We want us to live. Enough of machista violence,” the invitation to the event states, which was organized by #NiUnaMenos.

Following the sit-in, a protest in Buenos Aires is scheduled to try and gain the attention of the Justice Ministry offices, according to Florencia Abbate, an author and journalist who works with #NiUna Menos.

“[The protest] intends to be a call to reflection for the entire population, so that each person evaluates his own practices and understands the need for a cultural change,” Abbate stated.

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