Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This 25-year-old woman has been shot dead on the street after being blasted in the face by her former boyfriend who had left prison last year after serving a three-year sentence for abusing women.
Local media reported Rocio Celeste Ocampo, 25, was murdered this Sunday in a street in the neighbourhood Estacion in the town Libertador General San Martin, aka Ledesma, in the Jujuy Province in north-western Argentina.
The victim was reportedly walking with a 29-year old friend whose name has not been reported when her ex-partner Ricardo Nunez, 24, approached her and shot her dead.
Reports said the victim’s friend told local authorities she walked a few steps ahead when Nunez turned up and said he wanted to talk, and he then shot Celeste Ocampo.
The witness said the alleged murder said to her before running away: “Call the ambulance, I think I killed her”.
The victim was reportedly dead when the emergency services arrived.
According to local media, Nunez had gone out of prison in 2019 after serving a three year sentence for abusing a woman.
It is unclear if the woman he previously abused was Celeste Ocampo.
The suspect was arrested by the local authorities this Monday morning and accused of the murder.
The case is being investigated by the local investigative police and the local attorney office for women violence directed by the prosecutor Jose Alfredo Blanco as a case of murder aggravated by the relationship between the victim and the suspect and the use of a fire gun.
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