In Buenos Aires as well as the rest of Argentina we have all been waiting for close to 7 months to find some closure to a case that has made front page news. Nora Dalmasso was found strangled in a sex game gone wrong at her wealthy country home in Rio Cuarto Cordoba.
Rumours of sex orgies wife swapping and stories of multiple lovers have kept gossip magazines and news channels running hot ever since that fateful day.
It has now been suggested that dna found at the scene matches her son Facundo .
Dalmasso’s son Facundo Macarrón, 19, was yesterday accused of the murder and sexual abuse of his mother, although he is due to remain free as ruled by the Córdoba judiciary.
Dalmasso, aged 51, was found strangled last November in her house in the neighbourhood of Villa Golf, in Río Cuarto, Córdoba. Her son, a law student, was yesterday accused on charges of "minor suspicion" of "homicide and non-carnal sexual abuse."The measure was ordered after prosecutor Javier Di Santo saw the results of the DNA analyses, carried out by the CEPROCOR research centre, of the blood samples found at the crime scene, which are allegedly compatible with Macarrón’s genetic pattern. However, Di Santo said that he was still waiting for the FBI, which was also due to analyze the blood samples, to send a report with their results."The samples from the crime scene were taken from the victim’s body, her clothes and the bed sheets," said Facundo Macarrón’s lawyer Benjamín Sonzini Astudillo.The attorney added that the judiciary’s resolution was a "step forward" in the case since he said Facundo would be "able to prove his innocence." The lawyer ensured that there was "no conclusive proof" to formally accuse him but "only a genetic profile from the family" while Facundo’s own blood had not been analyzed."Facundo was in Córdoba city, where he lives and attends college, the night the crime was committed," the lawyer claimed.