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Trailblazing Gay Marriage Lawyer Found Dead With Throat Slit

Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash

A well-known Argentine lawyer who was amongst the first people in the country to wed a partner of the same sex has been found dead with her throat slit.

Veronica Dessio, 49, was found dead at her home in the neighbourhood of Villa Elvira in the Argentine city of La Plata on the night of 23rd December.

Dessio married her partner, psychologist Carolina Paola Perez, in June 2010, becoming the first female couple to get married in the province of Buenos Aires.

Veronica Dessio/Newsflash

Perez, 48, had since separated from Dessio, but remained living in an annex on the property.

Perez found the victim when she noticed that her front door was ajar.

According to reports, the victim was found lying dead in a pool of blood with a deep cut to the neck and numerous stab wounds to her back and all over her body.

Veronica Dessio/Newsflash

The pair had a son who was not at home at the time of the killing.

Investigators do not believe the crime was a robbery, as no money or valuable items were taken from the home.

The police have been unable to locate the weapon used and they have requested to see the footage from a neighbour’s security camera for analysis.

Veronica Dessio/Newsflash

The investigation into the suspected femicide is ongoing and no arrests have been made so far.

Various judicial groups have expressed their indignation at the crime and have issued statements demanding justice.

They have also paid their respects to the lawyer, who had a key role in Argentina’s fight for equal marriage.

Veronica Dessio/Newsflash

Judicial association ‘Judiciales de Pie’ wrote in a statement: “Veronica managed, following an arduous struggle alongside her partner, to be the protagonist of the province’s first equal marriage; a militant and a fighter for the rights of all the LGTBIQ community.”

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Ana Lacasa

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