A close friend of Melchor Rodrigo pointed out Felipe Pettinato: “This was not an accident”

A close friend of Melchior Rodrigorenowned neurologist who He died as a result of a fire in the department of Philip Pettinatomade a heartbreaking analysis of what -in his own opinion- happened that Monday night. “This was not an accident”Alejando López said in television statements.

“I imagine everything that we imagine. Like many of us here, I think this was not an accident.”López said in dialogue with América TV. Asked about the thought of Melchor’s family about the incident, the man was very forceful.

“They are very serious people. They are not going to say anything openly, and even less if there is no evidence, ”he specified, later insisting: “But I have certainties and I am just as sure that they know inside that this was not an accident.” Then, he limited himself to talking about the relationship between Felipe and the neurologist.

Neurologist Melchor Rodrigo, victim of the fire in Belgrano and friend of Felipe Petinatto
Neurologist Melchor Rodrigo, victim of the fire in Belgrano and friend of Felipe Petinattomelchorrodrigo.com

He said that he was the son of the driver and ex-musician, Roberto Pettinato, who moved into Melchor’s property first. “He was there for three seasons. He came to run with a knife “narrated while explaining: “The [por Melchor] he used to take patients to his own house and live with them to control them.”

After making a brief mention of the knife incident, López backtracked and clarified: “It wasn’t just one. There were many acts of violence. Some also included the presence of pans and other kitchen items. And this was just in the last two years.”

“Then there was another event. Felipe stole pills and a prescription from him in the same apartment. He locked himself in Melchor’s room and threw himself under the bed. The door had to be broken to get him out. And all this I do not say from third sources. Melchor told me in person”he added.

Roberto Pettinato's son, Felipe Pettinato, suffered a fire in his apartment in the Palermo neighborhood last Monday.
Roberto Pettinato’s son, Felipe Pettinato, suffered a fire in his apartment in the Palermo neighborhood last Monday.

In the last sections of the interview, the close friend of the neurologist referred to his last days, prior to the sinister that left a balance of three injuredincluding Felipe Pettinato himself, due to smoke inhalation. “I think it was a difficult weekend for Felipe. And therefore for Melchor”, accurate.

“Days ago, his family [Melchor] had considered the driver’s son persona non grata. He didn’t want to let him in his house anymore.”, He told giving evidence of a possible “fracture” in the cordial treatment that both maintained. What will have happened later is that Felipe called Melchor ”, he later reconstructed.

And he completed to finish: “He must have had some particular need and that is why he asked him to go to his apartment. It was very common for Melchor to do this. He would go to his patients’ houses and stay until they calm down and get better. And then what happened happened”.

The investigation is in charge of the Buenos Aires criminal and correctional prosecutor Martin Mainardi, which for the moment labeled the case as “investigation of causes of death and fire.” The preliminary report, provided by the Fire Department of the city of Buenos Aires, points to the presence of a “igneous element”.

“It is not ruled out that in the event they used a liquid substance that has worked as a combustion accelerator, whose vapors were ignited with a free flame element [encendedor, fósforo o pedazos de papel]”, the letter maintains.

The flames originated on the 22nd floor of a building in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano

Regarding Melchor, his body was found in the living room of Felipe Pettinato’s building. He was in a ventral cubitus position, charred. The autopsy revealed that the death was caused by critical burns, congestion, edema and pulmonary hemorrhage.

So far, the son of Roberto Pettinato He is neither charged nor detained. In the first instance, he had transferred him to the Zabala Clinic due to carbon monoxide inhalation. This Thursday was referred to the clinic specializing in mental health Dharma for posing “a risk to himself and others”.

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A close friend of Melchor Rodrigo pointed out Felipe Pettinato: “This was not an accident”