Joaquin Sperani (14) attended, as every day, the Provincial High School Institute (IPEM) 278 Malvinas Argentinas, in the Cordovan city of Laboulaye. Cameras near the school show that she attended walking with her best friend, identified as L. (13) and, after leaving her bike at school, they left. That day, the teenager did not return to his house.

The last photo alive of Joaquín Sperani. Photo: Córdoba security cameras.

The victim’s family reported him missing. While the police and several family friends carried out an intense search in the area, Joaquín’s cousin and family neighbors found her lifeless body in an abandoned house, 100 meters from the school where they studied. At his side, there was an iron and some bricks.

The alleged murderer would have declared in the first hours before the police. As reported, L. would have provided erratic statements to mislead the investigation of the crime. Later, the 13-year-old confessed to the crime: “I killed Joaquín”.

What the autopsy of Joaquín Sperani says

The first data provided by the autopsy of the adolescent’s body ensure that Joaquín died immediately due to a head trauma. The victim received at least 10 blows to the head and no sign of resistance is evident.

The word of Martín and Mariela, Joaquín’s parents

Martin Sperani (46), the father of the dead boy, assured that he heard the alleged attacker declare: “Yes, I killed Joaquín.” According to the testimony of the victim’s father, he was in the next room when the teenager admitted that he had murdered his friend. In any case, that information has no legal validity.

“I don’t quite understand it. It’s very hard, I don’t fall. I wonder why but I don’t have the answer“Martín told the media about who would be the murderer of his son.

Mariela Flores and Martín Sperani, parents of Joaquín.

“This boy is a psychopath. He was Joaquín’s lifelong friend, they went to primary school together, birthdays … As a family we went to their field. There was nothing that caught our attention,” he told the TN cameras Mariela Flores (40).

The woman also assured that the educational institution her son attended would have to take responsibility for what happened. “It can’t be that after three days they find Joaquín behind the school in an abandoned house,” she explained.

In this sense, Mariela He blamed the school for not having warned that his son had not arrived at class, despite the fact that his bicycle was at the entrance. He then explained that in the images taken by a nearby camera, the defendant is seen returning to class alone a little “in a hurry”. “He went back to class with my son’s phone on him“, sentenced.”

Some hypotheses about the murder

Although Joaquín’s mother stated that her son suffered bullying at school, Alejandra Jimenez, director of IPEM 278, denied the mother’s theory: “She came only once to say that her son was missing pages from his folder. It was the only time she came, she spoke with the preceptor and the coordinators. He did not raise anything systematic.”

Some sources close to the case assure that L. would be in love with Joaquin, and that for that reason he murdered him. There is still no evidence on the motive for the brutal murder.

What will happen to the alleged murderer?

Being 13 years old, the main suspect and defendant is incapable of prosecution by law. That is why the case was referred to the Cordovan Juvenile Criminal Court. The young man, identified as L., has been staying since Monday at the Hope Complex. In the next few hours they will carry out a series of psychosocial and environmental studies.

The entrance to the Esperanza de Córdoba Complex.

“In the situation of a non-punishable adolescent, the Secretariat for Childhood, Adolescence and Family (SENAF) is already intervening,” remarked the Court of Control, Offenses, Childhood, Youth, Juvenile Criminal, Family and Gender Violence of Laboulaye.

The court urged the local and national media to take into account the constitutional principle of innocence and dignity of peopleas well as the guidelines that govern juvenile criminal proceedings,” they expressed from the Judiciary of Córdoba.

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