Edith Casas, the woman who married her twin sister’s killer, never believed that her husband killed her twin sister Johana. Victor Cingolani, Edith Casas’ husband, was convicted in June last year and sentenced to 13 years in prison.
According to a Feb. 15, 2013, Daily Mail report, Edith Casas is supporting her husband’s innocence and stands up for the man that she loves. “I’m going to get married to the person I love and not the person who killed my sister.”
Edith Casas and Victor Cingolani had planned on getting married last December but a judge stopped the wedding upon the request of Edith’s mother who considered it immoral that Edith would marry her twin sister’s killer.
Like Edith Casas’ mother, Edith's father thinks that his daughter is committing a “terrible betrayal” by marrying her twin sister’s killer and said in December that “Johana is with God and Edith is with the Devil.”
In August of 2010, the body of Edith Casas’ twin sister Johana was found in a field in the southern Argentine city of Pico Truncado, which is about 1,200 miles south of Buenos Aires. Johana had been killed by two gunshots in the chest. Two men, Victor Cingolani and Marcos Diaz were arrested for allegedly having killed Johana.
Marco Diaz, who was Johana’s boyfriend at the time of her death and who was “sharing a house with Johana,” was at first released due to lack of evidence against him but is supposed to stand trial in May of 2013.
Victor Cingolani, who was Johana’s former boyfriend, was convicted of her murder in June of 2012 “when a court found he was a 'willing participant' in the killing.” Victor Cingolani is claiming that he is innocent and is appealing the conviction. “Lucas Chacon, Victor Cingolani’s defense lawyer, has stated that “The cigarette butts found near Johana’s body belonged to Diaz and all the witnesses have incriminated him.”
Edith Casas and Victor Cingolani began their relationship after Victor had broken up with Johana. They have been together for five years.
Edith continued to stand by the man that she loved and after she passed the psychological testing ordered by the judge, she was allowed to marry her boyfriend of five years despite her family’s objection to marrying her twin sister’s killer and accusation of betrayal .
Edith and Victor got married on Valentine’s day in Pico Truncade.
“Cingolani's sister and brother-in-law acted as witnesses during the 20-minute ceremony but Edith's relatives, who have disowned her, shunned the service. … The bride was pelted with stones and eggs as she emerged from the register office, while her husband, disguised in sunglasses and a beret, was rushed out of the back door to his cell.”
Victor Cingolani’s lawyer said about the marriage of Victor and Edith that Edith Casas is not marrying her twin sister’s killer but that “She is marrying a man who was convicted in a judicial scandal.” What if Victor Cingolani's lawyer is right?
Is this a story about love or is it a story about betrayal?