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Defendant’s girlfriend was also involved in attempted assassination of Argentina’s vice president, evidence found in investigation

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Defendant’s girlfriend arrested for attempting to assassinate Vice President Christina
After CCTV’s investigation, the investigative body expanded the scope of the investigation
In the leaked photo, the accused and his girlfriend Bursa are seen posing with handguns

Buenos Aires. Authorities investigating an assassination attempt on Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner believe the attack was premeditated. Judge Maria Eugenia Capuchetti and prosecutor Carlos Rivolo suspect that the accused may not have committed the attempted murder alone, according to a report by Infobe media. According to officials, it was planned in advance and more than one person can attend.

Officials reviewing phone data and CCTV footage near the vice president’s home also found the defendant’s girlfriend present on the day of the incident. Two leaked photos taken before the attack on Vice President D Kirchner have gone viral on social media. These photos were published by the Clarins newspaper. Photos showed suspect Sabag Montiel and his girlfriend, Brenda Uilliarte, posing with the Bursa handgun used in the attack.

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In fact, on September 1, Kirchner’s Argentine vice president was unsuccessfully attacked while meeting supporters outside her home. A gunman who led the attack attempted to attack Kirchner, but the vice president narrowly escaped when the gun jammed. Investigation revealed that five bullets were present in the gun’s magazine, but the chamber was empty so the bullet could not be fired. Officials say the suspect’s DNA was found on the gun’s trigger, slide and grip, which will prove important in bringing the accused to justice.

At the same time, 100 “9mm” bullets were recovered during the raid on the assailant’s home. Police also recovered a 35 cm (14 in) long knife from the home of a defendant with a criminal record.

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