Police who raided the “nauseating” home of the Argentine VP’s would-be killer had to wear masks because it stank of rotting food and trash.
The flat in San Martin, Greater Buenos Aires – where suspect Fernando Andre Sabag Montiel lived – was raided by the Argentine authorities on 7th September.
Horrified officials found it caked in trash and rotting food, with two cats trapped inside.
Sabag Montiel, 35, was arrested moments after he had tried to shoot Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, 69, in Buenos Aires on 1st September, only for his handgun to jam.
Landlord Sergio, who rented the flat for ARS 15,000 (GBP 91) per month, told local media: “Inside the house the smell is nauseating. There are two cats that are locked up there.”
Snaps taken inside the property show how it is filled with so much rubbish that the floor is not even visible in places.
The stench, according to Sergio, was due to the fact that the fridge had broken and the food inside had started to rot.
The landlord added: “A police officer had to go out and put on his mask because he couldn’t stand the smell inside.”
Sergio said he had been surprised to discover that his tenant lived in filth because he “was a normal person” and always looked smart.
Sabag Montiel and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Brenda Uliarte, are charged with attempted murder. Uliarte is believed to have helped her boyfriend plan the assassination attempt.
They were questioned this week by a judge and a prosecutor, but Uliarte – who is known to have made pornographic content for adult websites – denied involvement.
Sabag Montiel – who can be seen in photos with a large, Nazi-style sunwheel inked on his elbow – has so far refused to testify.
Investigators are currently analysing the pair’s mobile phones.