The wedding took place Thursday at a civil registry office where a protesting mob had gathered. Stones and eggs were hurled at the pair but that didn’t stop the 23 year old and her betrothed, Victor Cingolani from exchanging vows just the same.
Both contend Cingolani is innocent and the convict insists he will be absolved on appeal. Casas’ twin sister, Johana was murdered more than two years ago. Cingolani was convicted and given a thirteen year sentence.
The newlyweds hope to have children but will have to wait. No honeymoon was given to the lovers as Cingolani, 28, was returned to prison in handcuffs immediately after the ceremony. Edith stayed inside the registry office for hours so crowds would disperse and she could leave in safety.
Johana’s body was found in a field near Pico Truncado which lies in the southern Santa Cruz province in 2010. She had two gunshot wounds to the chest.
Cingolani who at the time of her death was a former boyfriend of Johana and another man, Marcos Diaz, Johana’s neighbor and the man believed to be her boyfriend when she died were both picked up by police and questioned. Police had no evidence against Diaz and released him.
The man who stands convicted of the murder of his wife’s sister says the evidence points to someone else. He says his relationship with Edith didn’t start until after things had ended with Johana.
The bride's mother, Marcelina del Carmen Orellana, thinks Edith has lost her mind and attempted to stop the wedding. A court found Edith capable of making her own decisions and the wedding was allowed.
Marcelina is confused by her daughter’s decision to marry the man convicted of killing her twin. "I've always said that she is threatened by the Cingolani family; I'm afraid that something might happen to her because he is a killer and a manipulator," she said in an interview with local media.
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