Omar Luis Daer, former lawyer of Carlos Menem and father-in-law of the mayor of Quilmes, Mayra Mendoza, was found today at her home located in Barrio Parque de Bernal, in the Buenos Aires town of Quilmes, shot in the throat. As confirmed to Infobae high sources with access to the file, a possible suicide attempt is being investigated.
The incident occurred on Tuesday at the lawyer’s home, located on Mariano Moreno street at 300. At first, Daer was taken to the Municipal Hospital of Quilmes and due to the complexity of the wound on his neck, he was transferred to the high complexity hospital El Cruce, in Florencio Varela, where he is currently hospitalized.
“His condition is delicate,” the sources told this medium. For the moment, the file was qualified by the head of the Fiscal Instruction Unit (UFI) No. 6, Mariana Curra Samaniego, as attempted suicide.
According to police information accessed by this medium, Daer’s wife, María Cecilia Attolini, said that everything happened after a discussion. The first data indicates that the 66-year-old lawyer went to his room and after a few minutes, the shot was heard.
In this sense, the attorney’s wife reported that upon entering the marriage room, saw Daer with a gun in his right hand, face up, lying on the bed and with blood stains, product of the bullet in the throat. Attoloni first asked a neighbor for help, identified as Federico Martin Cariati, and then called an ambulance and the police..
The first aid to the lawyer was provided by SAME personnel, who upon verifying that he still had vital signs, took him to the Quilmes hospital. From there, they transferred him to Florencio Varela where he is still fighting for his life. According to the inquiries made by the police officers of the 8th Quilmes Police Station who went to the house on Mariano Moreno Street, after meeting with the wife, they were able to establish Daer “is depressive” and was “taking anxiolytic medication”.
Daer, known by the nickname “Turco”, is a member of the Justicialist Party and has extensive experience in the field of Justice, which even led him to be a co-judge of the Supreme Court of Justice of the province of Buenos Aires. In addition to being the father of Sebastian Dar, partner of Mayra Mendoza, his greatest public notoriety was obtained for having been a lawyer for former president Menem. He defended him in the case for the illegal sale of weapons to Ecuador and served for nine years as his adviser in the Senate.
After the death of Carlos Menem, in February of last year, the lawyer gave an interview to the newspaper El Sol in which he defined the senator from La Rioja as “a great person and a great politician.” “Menem always looked for the best for Argentina”, he declared. Among other positions, the 66-year-old man was also president of the Quilmes Argentine Club.