Carlos Eduardo Robledo Puch (also known "The Death Angel" or "The
Black Angel") (January 22, 1952 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentinean
serial killer. He is convicted for eleven murders, one attempt, seventeen
robberies, one violation, one attempt of violation, one sexual abuse, two
kidnappings and two thefts.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment to be served in
the high-security jail of Sierra Chica, near the city of Olavarria. In
July 2000, he became eligible for parole; however, he didn't submit a
On May 27, 2008, Puch asked to be paroled. However, a
judge denied his petition considering he is a threat to society.
Robledo Puch is denied his freedom again
November 10, 2009
Carlos Eduardo Robledo Puch, the
greatest mass murderer of the criminal history in Argentina, was once
again denied freedom by the Criminal Appeals Court of Buenos Aires.
Division II rejected an application of
complaint from Robledo Puch’s (57) official defense as they found that
after 37 years in prison, the penalty was already exhausted.
Judges Fernando Mancini, Jorge Celesia,
and Carlos Mahiques, did not address the fundamental question of whether
Robledo Puch is capable of being released, but in agreement with the
Cassation’s prosecutor, Alejandra Marcela Moretti, they decided that the
issue was exhausted in the previous instance.
This is the third time in almost a year
and a half that Justice refuses to free Robledo Puch.
This new analysis confirms the rejection
to calls for freedom because of sentence exhaustion, unconstitutionality
of Article 52 of the Criminal Code and probation.
In May last year, Robledo Puch had called
for his freedom from the Buenos Aires Prison Service (BPS), arguing that
the terms of his sentence had already been realized. Then he underwent
psychiatric and psychological studies that yielded unfavorable results:
It wsa determined that, since 2001, Puch suffers psychotic outbreaks, he
has a wicked personality and bottled up aggressiveness.
“The angel of death”, as he is known, was
sentenced to 29 years imprisonment for having committed 11 homicides, 17
robberies, one rape and two abductions. Although he could have asked for
freedom in 2000, he finally did so eight months ago. In 1973 he had
escaped from Unit 9 in La Plata, but he was recaptured and taken to
Sierra Chica prison, where he’s locked today, in Hall 10 for
Robledo Puch, who lived in Tigre, Villa
Adelina, was an accomplice to Jorge Ibañez. He met him at age 16. The
two committed their first murder together in March 1971. They went into
a “boite” in Olivos, killed the watchman and the manager, after they
stunned them in their sleep. That same year they killed two other men,
and toasted with whiskey on the body of the last. On board of expensive
cars they abducted two young women, raped them and Puch blasted one
after they had already released her half naked on Panamerican Highway.
“He’s a pal”, said Puch about Ibañez. But
then he gunned him down as well and got a new accomplice, his neighbour,
Hector Somoza. Together hey committed other three murders. The fourth
got complicated as well. Then, Robledo Puch also killed Somoza: He set
him on fire with torch they used to open safes. That body was key for
his capture the next day. He was only 20.