Killer Who Walked Free Despite Butchering Two Pregnant Women Goes On Trial Again For Third Ones Murder - ViralTab

Killer Who Walked Free Despite Butchering Two Pregnant Women Goes On Trial Again For Third Ones Murder

A suspected serial killer has gone on trial for murdering a pregnant woman after raping and torturing her before ending her life and that of her unborn child.

Since his arrest, the defendant, named as Ariel Norberto Garcia, 40, has since been charged with murdering two other pregnant women after at first being freed by the courts who believed his sob story years ago that he had acted in self defence in a robbery gone wrong.

Carolina Medina, 25, was a mother of two who was in her seventh month of pregnancy with her third child when she was brutally raped, tortured and murdered, with her attacker fleeing the scene as she bled to death.

The victim Carolina Medina, 25, mother of two kids, was murdered when she was eight month pregnant in a hotel on 13th October, 2018 in Florencio Varela, Argentina. (CEN)

Garcia, who has been in prison awaiting trial since 2018, stands accused of femicide and faces a life sentence if convicted.

The high-profile trial is taking place in Florencio Varela, which is the same city in eastern Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province in which Carolina was murdered in a hotel along with her unborn baby, who she was reportedly planning to name Nazareno.

Garcia was handed over to the authorities by his own family in October 2018.

Ariel Garcia, pictured, on trial for the murder of Carolina Medina, 25, in Argentina, on 2nd March. (CEN)

He has been charged with femicide, which is an aggravated homicide charge widely used in Latin American countries that recognises the deliberate targeting of a woman because she is a woman. Garcia has also been charged with rape and torture, as well as killing her unborn baby.

The victim’s widower and the father of her unborn child, named as Alfredo Humberto Roldan, said at the time that she had gone out to buy some chocolate and yoghurt. He said: “She had cravings, she wanted chocolate and yoghurt, so she went out to buy some.”

Carolina was found lifeless around noon later that day and the police identified the suspect thanks to CCTV footage.

The victim Carolina Medina, 25, mother of two kids, was murdered when she was eight month pregnant in a hotel on 13th October, 2018 in Florencio Varela, Argentina. (CEN)

Carolina and Alfredo’s two other children, who have not been named but who are now 11 and 9, reportedly still live with their maternal grandmother, Alejandra Leguizamon, 47.

She said: “I want to see his face and ask him why he did so much evil.”

After Carolina’s murder, the family discovered that Natalia Belen Sotelo, 22, was pregnant when she was killed in 2010, as was Silvina Mino, 28, whose dismembered corpse was found in a stream in the area in 2017.

The victim Carolina Medina, 25, mother of two kids, was murdered when she was eight month pregnant in a hotel on 13th October, 2018 in Florencio Varela, Argentina. (CEN)

The defendant, who already had a record for aggravated robbery dating back to 2011, was charged with murdering both Natalia and Silvina. Natalia was found with 33 injuries to her neck inflicted by a screwdriver. Garcia pleaded self defence in a robbery gone wrong and the court believed him, freeing him.

He was only indicted for her brutal murder eight years later.

And Silvana was last seen alive with the defendant with Alejandra saying that Garcia had only been charged with her murder a few days ago.

The victim Carolina Medina, 25, mother of two kids, was murdered when she was eight month pregnant in a hotel on 13th October, 2018 in Florencio Varela, Argentina. (CEN)

Alejandra said: “He has now been charged with these crimes, they were also pregnant. Tomorrow he begins to be judged for what he did to my daughter.”

She added: “I know I’m where I wanted to go, but sometimes it makes me sick because I relive everything. He’s a serial killer. When he killed my daughter we found out about the other girls.”

A serial killer is typically defined as a person who murders three or more people.

The other alleged victim Natalia Sotelo, 22, was pregnant when she was killed in 2010. (CEN)

Both the woman and her partner reportedly had a history of drug abuse, according to local media, and the defendant, also a drug user known to the authorities, is believed to have lured her to the hotel under false pretenses that are expected to be discussed during the trial.

Alejandra, for one, appears to doubt the possibility he lured her with drugs, saying: “She had no relationship with this man, it is not known how she got to the hotel. She had a very strong blow in the head, maybe that’s how he took her.”

Alejandra reportedly added, through tears: “She was very happy with her partner and the arrival of the baby. She already had her bag ready in case the delivery came early. She worked doing cleaning jobs. She was cheerful, fun, always worried about her children. She was a great companion to me.”

Ariel Garcia, pictured, on trial for the murder of Carolina Medina, 25, in Argentina, on 2nd March. (CEN)

Alejandra said: “The only thing I want is for the judiciary to do Justice. That it be an exemplary sentence. What he did to my daughter and the other girls is outrageous. He cannot go free. He has to pay for what he has done.”

Alejandra will be attending the trial with her husband and sister.