Ecuador: Family not satisfied with sentence for assailant who attacked woman with acid

Posted on March 7, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

Assailant receives nine years for attacking x-wife with acid leaving her in a vegetative state…. (machine translated) reported for now there is no reason to smile in the life of Monica’s family, especially in that of her children. Steven is the eldest son of the woman who was attacked with acid by her ex-husband on March 5 last year, in the streets of November 4 and Gallegos Lara, in the suburb of Guayaquil.

However, the 21-year-old says he does not lose hope that his mother will recover some of the mobility, even though she is in a vegetative state.

The struggle of this family beyond concentrating its efforts on giving comfort to women, is also directed to justice. They are outraged after the Single Court of Criminal Guarantees of Guayas, composed of Judge Kelttya Martina López Burgos, Dora Vargas Troncoso and Polo Raul Sarmiento, sentenced Alfredo VP to 9 years and 4 months.

A sanction that for them is minimal regarding the damages received by the victim, according to their relatives.

“I felt helpless, it’s supposed to be an attempt at femicide. He wanted to kill my mom. It’s 9 years in prison and I know that if it behaves well it can come out in less time, “says Steven.

Alfredo VP had problems with Monica because of jealousy, said Martha Cordova, who was also affected by acid. Monica’s daughter suffered burns, though not serious.

Cordova indicates that in the month of September she was discharged to his sister-in-law and that the woman can not fend for herself.


“She was discharged from the hospital as a brain death,” Cordoba said. The family of the victim has advanced that will appeal the sentence. Read Article

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