Roxana ruiz sentenced to six years and two months in prison for the murder of a man who sexually assaulted her, despite the fact that the court held that was a victim of rape sexual.
Judge Mónica Palomino of the Judiciary of the State of Mexico argued that the victim used an “excessive defense”.
Roxana is an indigenous woman originally from Oaxaca, and she moved to the Mexican unit to try to improve her economic and living conditions. However, in May 2021, she was sexually assaulted in her own home.
The young woman was imprisoned for nine months and it was last February that they allowed the judicial process to continue on probation, but with the commitment that she had to sign weekly in court and inform the police of her actions Was.
but monday 15 may Mexican judicial authority found him guilty of the crime Homicide simple with defense abuse In the Neza-Bordeaux courts.
After leaving the hearing, the woman declared that she felt sad and disappointed in the justice: “They locked me up for nine months, they punished me, If I hadn’t defended myself, I would have been dead,
Likewise, lawyer Ángel Carrera said the fine was not justified, and confirmed that Roxana would not return to prison: “This is just the beginning, Roxana is a victim, and this should be an act of justice for all women.”
He argued that his client only defended her life because she was in a position where she could not determine whether or not to stop because the subject could kill her.
According to the judge, Hence the “blow to the head” by her rapist was sufficient to protect her integrity The defender will challenge the decision in the coming days to reverse the sentenceBut the process will be monitored by the same court that in 2021 revoked his liberty and ordered him to be imprisoned.
However, after serving the six years and two months in prison to which he was sentenced, Judge orders monetary compensation to attacker’s family 280 thousand pesos.
Roxana is supported by her family, the collective Asmbella Vecinal Nos Queremos Vivas Neza, and the activist Araceli Osorio, Levi Berlin’s mother, who was a victim of feminism.
In the vicinity of the prison, he spoke out against the criminalization of Roxana “and for other comrades who use self-defense equipment to defend their lives against sexual assault or any other form of violence.”
They also demanded that the judicial process be gendered and that all of Roxana’s circumstances be considered.