This year’s Valentine’s Day is one that an Argentine family will never forget. According to a Feb. 14 Associated Press report, an Argentine woman married her twin sister’s killer. It wasn’t only family who spoke out against the unorthodox union. Neighbors gathered outside the civil registry where the lovebirds were saying their vows, throwing eggs and stones at the happy couple.
Glowing bride, 23-year-old Edith Casas believes that convicted killer Victor Cingolani was wrongly accused. Cingolani, who was tried, convicted and given a 13-year prison sentence two years ago claims he is innocent and believes that the conviction will be overturned on appeal.
The couple wants to have children, but that dream will happen later. For now, Cingolani, who was immediately escorted to prison post-nuptials will have to settle for letter and cards from his bride.
The twins’ mother Marcelina del Carmen Orellana fought unsuccessfully to stop the wedding. She says she does not understand her daughter’s decision to marry her twin sister’s killer. “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 told local media.
Edith’s twin sister Johana Casas’s body was discovered in a field in Santa Cruz province in 2010 with gunshot wounds. At the time, police detained Cingolani, Johana’s former boyfriend, and another suspect, who was later released for lack of evidence.
Cingolani, for his part continues to tout his innocence and claims that his relationship with Edith started after he broke up with Johana.
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