May 22, 2013
Berni admits killing of key Once witness 'suspicious'
Security Secretary Sergio Berni admitted today that the sudden murder of Leonardo Andrada, a key witness in the Once rail tragedy investigation, was “suspicious.”
“A full expansion of the investigation needs to take place in order for a clear answer to be found,” the government official said today in talks with local radio station La Red.
“It is completely suspicious. The Judiciary needs to advance in its investigation and make conclusions on the case,” he added.
Andrada, 53, who drove the train part way to Once station the day of the accident that caused 51 deaths on February 22 last year, was brutally murdered last Friday after being shot four times in the back at a bus stop in Ituzaingó.
The attackers stole his mobile phone in the incident, but did not take any of his other belongings, which included a rucksack and over $1,200 pesos in cash in his pockets.