With sit-ins in four cities, the Galapagos femicide trial began

Jennifer was attacked with a screwdriver and abandoned in a vacant lot on Santa Cruz Island.

February 20, 2021 – 5:27 pm

One of the sit-ins to demand justice for crime was held in San CristóbalPhoto: courtesy

On Friday, the trial began against the femicide of Jennifer Haz Beltrán, a 31-year-old woman who was murdered last year on Santa Cruz Island, in the Galapagos.

Her body was found on Monday, May 11, in a vacant lot.

The subject had been in a romantic relationship with the victim. According to relatives, they were no longer together.

The trial started in the Albán Borja Judicial Unit in the north of Guayaquil, but was postponed.

Jenny was attacked with a screwdriver by her ex-partner. This femicide case uncovered many cases of mistreatment and moved the islanders so much that after the capture, hours after the crime, they tried to lynch the suspect and gathered outside the Prosecutor’s Office.

This Friday on the islands of San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Isabela and in Guayaquil, sit-ins were held by feminist groups, family members and the general public.

On Friday, a rally was held in front of the San Cristóbal Prosecutor’s Office in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where the artistic interventions of the musical group Irona and the voice of Nando (local artists) accompanied the call for justice and supported Jennifer’s family.

Meanwhile, on Thursday afternoon, also in Albán Borja, a court handed down a sentence against Érick O. for the murder of Adriana Camacho and her 6-year-old son Santiago.

Erick O. poisoned them during the 2020 carnival holiday and on Thursday he was sentenced to 34 years and 6 months in prison.

Adriana’s family and Santiago (victims) demanded the maximum penalty of 40 years for the death of mother and child.

Erick killed them on February 23 at the house in La Pradera. Then he went with a suitcase to work at a shopping center, where Adriana’s mother had a store, stole money from the business and fled to Montañita, where he was located the next day, as he called his mother to confess to the crime, and the woman denounced him, fearing that he would commit suicide.

Karen Sánchez, a lawyer for the affected family, said that they will appeal the sentence and that the judges were machistas and said that there was no violence in the death. (I)

Read the original coverage from El Universo at https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/seguridad/con-plantones-en-cuatro-ciudades-se-inicio-el-juicio-por-femicidio-de-galapagos-nota/

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