Netflix’s thriller series ‘42 DaysOf Darkness’ revolves around the disappearance and murder of Verónica MontesThe mysterious disappearance of a woman from her home in an affluent neighborhood. ThePolice and her family conduct extensive searches on her for her husband, but she is not being searched by them. Mario Medina to find her dead body inside their own house’s attic. Víctor Pizarro, Montes family’s lawyer, starts to suspect MedinaParticipation in an ambiguous murder. AsAs the series progresses through the investigation, and then the murder trial, it is natural to wonder if there are any questions. Verónica isA true murder victim. WellLet’s share the answer!
Is Verónica MontesA Real Murder Victim?
Verónica Montes isA fictionalized version a real-life murder victim Viviana Haeger, who went missing from her house in the commune Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region, Chile. VivianaThe wife of Jaime AnguitaMother of VivianAnd Susan. SheIt disappeared on June29, 2010, with no known whereabouts. The same day, Jaime received a phone call from an unknown number that informed him of his wife’s supposed kidnapping, only for him to misunderstand it as a scam. HoweverHe realized quickly that his wife was pregnant. isIt is indeed missing Vivian reached home after school to encounter her mother’s absence.
ThePolice began the investigation on the assumption that Viviana was kidnapped but there weren’t any ransom calls in the following days. TheThe search for her was exhausting but futile. August 9, 2010, Jaime contacted the police and informed them that he had found his wife’s dead body in the attic of their house. TheInitial thoughts were that she was trying to commit suicide. However, the autopsy confirmed that there was evidence of herbicide in her body which could have led to her death. Two years later, a second autopsy was done. Viviana’s death by exhuming her body, which concluded that the cause of her death is undetermined.
TheThe case was finally won. José Pérez MancillaHe was arrested. MancillaConfession to the murder Viviana onFor the benefit of Jaime, the deceased’s husband, who allegedly hired him to commit the crime. TheConfession of MancillaWho worked in Jaime’s company, lead to the husband’s arrest. BothThey were placed in preventive detention up to the trial. JaimeAnd Mancilla’s trial happened in 2017. TheDue to a lack evidence, the husband was not convicted of the murder charge. MancillaHe was convicted of robbery and homicide, and sentenced to 10 year imprisonment, which also included the 679 days in preventive detention.
Where is Mario Medina Now?
Mario Medina, Verónica Montes’ husband in the show, isA fictionalized version Viviana’s husband Jaime Anguita. AfterCivil engineer acquitted of murder charge JaimeHis life was re-started in Puerto VarasWith VivianAnd SusanHis two daughters. TheyLiving in a downtown apartment in the capital is where I started to live. InAn interview conducted in 2017. JaimeHe said that he does not harbor any hatred or grudge towards anyone Viviana’s family, who were critical of the verdict that acquitted him.
In 2019, Jaime, Vivian, SusanThe sued StateOf ChileFor damages caused by negligence, compensation for almost 2,000,000,000 pesos onThe police department, the legal medical service, as well as the public ministry, are involved in the investigation. Viviana’s death. TheIt was also claimed that JaimeAs part of the investigation, he was tortured. In 2021, Consejo de Defensa del Estado (State Defense Council) rejected the compensation demand and described the money involved as “excessive.”
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