Gay Pair Stab Deacon To Death Amid Sex Assault Claims

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

This gay couple have been arrested for stabbing this Catholic deacon to death claiming he masturbated in front of them and stuck his finger up one of their bums.

Catholic deacon Guillermo Luquin, 52, was found dead at his home in the district of Lomas de Zamora in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires by his nephew Eduardo Nicolas Luquin, 22.

The nephew reportedly went to the house after his uncle had not shown up for mass and he found the deacon’s body on his bed wrapped in sheets with blood all over the room.

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He called the police and investigators found signs there had been a fight in the bedroom. An autopsy showed that his skull had been broken and he had received five stab wounds, with one of the cuts to his neck and the injury to his head being the causes of death.

Cops were reportedly surprised to find that the door of the house had not been forced open and there was no sign a robbery had taken place. Family members confirmed that only the deacon’s phone and wallet had been taken.

An investigation was launched and two suspects have now been arrested, named as 18-year-old Roberto Javier Cespedes and his 20-year-old boyfriend, named in reports as L.I.M.

A video recorded by Cespedes of himself telling his version of events has been shared by his family.

In the clip Cespedes said that he and his boyfriend had gone to the deacon’s house “to eat pizza, have a coffee and chat”. But he then added: “Guillermo was masturbating on the bed, totally naked, so I asked him what he was doing and said that it was disrespectful”.

He added: “He also wanted us to join his religion and we told him we were not interested, that we were not interested in knowing anything about God. After telling him that it was disrespectful, he got offended and well, he started to struggle with me, as if he wanted to force me to have sex with him. He pushed me onto the bed, pulled my trousers down and put his finger into my bottom.

“My boyfriend came out of the bathroom as he was hearing a lot of noise. Guillermo was struggling with me and we both started to struggle with him, but we could not do it. Guillermo had a knife in his hand. He was on top of me. I wanted to take it from him, he wanted to stab me, so I took his fist in my hand and pushed it towards his neck.”

He said the deacon was stabbed in the neck and they left the scene with blood everywhere before going home. Two hours later, he says he told his mother what had happened and his family decided he should hand himself in.

The teenager said he had known Luquin since he was 14 years old and that deacon had previously harassed him.

The investigation is ongoing and it is unclear if the suspects have been charged.

Permanent deacons are men ordained to an office in the Catholic Church who normally have no intention of becoming priests. Transitional deacons are students in the last phase of training for the Catholic priesthood. After being a deacon for a year, they are ordained a priest by the local bishop.

Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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