“Missing .22 and 9mm but don’t know what brand”said Martin, the youngest of the brothers and who, according to what he stated, since he graduated from high school, he worked with his father in the administration of his father’s companies, in the field of parking lots in the Federal Capital and private security.
The same son said that “recently” when his parents went to spend weekends at the house they’ve had for years in San Diego de Moreno County, his father “put the 22 back on the car,” which he theorized to prosecutors. that this may be the reason they were killed in the Mercedes Benz in the garage.
“All I can think of is that they found the revolver in the car. That’s why it occurs to me that the fury is coming from this side,” he explained.
As for the other weapon, a 9mm handgun that matched the caliber of the murder weapon, Martin said his father, who in addition to being a businessman and retired lawyer is a former police officer, “always had it in his bedroom.”
“I don’t know where the documentation is. I know it was a black nine (millimeters)” and added: “My old man stayed upstairs with one of the guns in his room, many times he kept them on the bedside table.”
The eldest son, Diego, who introduced himself as a “consultant” and clarified that he had only worked for one year in his father’s companies, also spoke about the weapons, although he clarified that this was referring to what his brother Martin told him.
“There always have been,” Diego said in his testimony when asked by prosecutors about the presence of guns in the house, though he clarified, “My brother knew there was a nine (millimeter) and a small gun.”
“My brother and I were talking about Dad having the gun in the box in the middle of the car where the parking brake is. I imagine it was the little girl, the little gun. But that was said by my brother, I didn’t know it was there,” he said.
And he added: “When I was a boy, yes, (dad) was always armed, there were guns in the car. The truth is, I didn’t know I still had it there.”
That’s what court spokesmen said Tellam that Vicente López prosecutors in charge of the investigation, Martín Gómez, Alejandro Musso and Marcela Semeria, do not rule out, in the absence of these weapons, that the killer(s) may have stolen them and that the 9mm pistol that was fired so many times in the living room of the house as much as in the car where the Del Rios were killed, regardless of whether it was the one the pensioner had in his room.
Another point in the children’s testimony that prosecutors emphasized is what assumptions they have about the event and why they believe they were in the car when they were executed.
“The way I see it, someone got in with the key because there’s no broken door, there’s nothing violent.” I have no idea why my parents were willing to go out with their seat belts on,” Martin replied, and as to who might have made them leave voluntarily at a time when they normally wouldn’t leave the house, he replied, “No, the truth is, they didn’t i know I can think of who.”
And he guessed: “It strikes me that they are like that.” I think they would have something to eat with friends, drink on the river. There, by checking the cameras there, you can find out something.
On this matter, Diego said: “Entrance. It was an attention-grabbing Mercedes (Benz). Two old men in such a car in this house. I wanted them out of there just because of that.”
Regarding Maria Ninfa Aquino, 64, the couple’s employee who was detained on suspicion of being a ‘delivery man’, Diego said: ‘Nina’ is missing a few players. He is a very limited person. I was in my house 12 years ago, but after listening to what is being said, one has doubts. He was in a very strange mood. I think my parents planned to take her to the Chateau” (referring to the Nunez building where the couple plans to move).
The issue of moving is also a point the brothers did not finish clarifying to prosecutors, because although the couple had everything packed to leave the house at 1100 Vicente López Street Melo where they were killed, it is not clear when. I will also clarify if this is the Nunez building or another apartment that one of the sons rented in Forum Alcorta del Bajo Belgrano.
Diego testified that on Wednesday, August 24, the day of the crime, he called his mother at 6:30 p.m. and did not answer, “thinking they had gone to the Chateau,” since the previous Sunday he had said “we’re moving” so it’s “done” for him.
“In theory, the Thai embassy would have rented (the house on Mello Street). My brother later told me it was a 36 month operation. I think my dad didn’t know how to tell my mom that he wasn’t going to make the move. All of this was generated by my old man and Martin, the two of them strengthening each other all the time. They didn’t tell my old wife half the things,” he commented.
The robbery and double felony took place between 4:48 p.m. on August 24, the time of Alonso’s last phone contact, and the following morning, the alleged time of death.
According to investigators, Del Rio and Alonso’s killers stole about $10,000, 1,500,000 pesos, 50 10-gram gold bars and diamonds, and before fleeing, they took the hard drive with photos from the house’s security cameras
The victims were seated in the front seats of a Mercedes Benz E350 with their seat belts on, with the woman on the driver’s side having been shot in the head and the male passenger having been shot three times.
The shooter executed them with a 9mm pistol from back to front from right to left, so it is assumed that he could be in the back seat.