What is known about the man who slaughtered his friend in La Plata: emotional farewell to the victim

The alleged perpetrator of the crime was arrested yesterday at 50 and 147 / EL DIA

Justice is investigating a bloody crime that occurred in the last hours in the town of Los Hornos, where a 54-year-old man was bestially murdered with a knife, in the hands of his own friend.

The homicide took place in a house located on Calle 154 bis between 58 and 59, where Catalino Andrés Silva fell to the ground, as a result of a deep cut on his neck.

Spokesmen for the Judicial Department of La Plata informed EL DIA that the violent episode took place late on Sunday night, and that the perpetrator of the act turned out to be his roommate, with whom he lived for several years on the same property.

So far, the 53-year-old subject of Paraguayan nationality is the main suspect, since he was seen at the crime scene by the victim’s neighbors.

The reasons that led the alleged murderer to commit such an act were not determined, although the investigators presume that it occurred in the middle of an argument between the victim and the perpetrator.

What is known is that the attacker tried to flee “aboard a red bicycle with orange details”, detailed the neighbors who saw the subject leave the home, with bloody clothes.

The witnesses reported to the officers of the third police station, who went to the scene after calling 911, that Catalino Silva was lying on the ground, in a sea of ​​blood and with a neck wound.

“The neighbors stated that they heard the victim scream, as if calling them to go to his house. They were having dinner at the time. When they arrived at the house they saw the suspect leave on a bicycle,” spokesmen told this newspaper.

And they added: “When they entered the property, the man was lying on the floor, in the corridor area, apparently already lifeless.”

The Police called for reinforcements and requested an ambulance from SAME. Upon arrival at the scene, doctors found that the victim was already without vital signs.

Hours later, personnel from the Homicide Office of the Investigation Delegation managed to find the suspect, who was taking refuge in the home of one of his sons, located on Calle 50 and 147.

In his possession, the officers found the bicycle with which the neighbors saw him flee from the crime scene. They also seized a backpack with clothing and a knife with a pointed blade.

The fact was classified as “homicide” and the Prosecutor’s Office No. 2 of La Plata, in charge of the prosecutor Betina Lacki, intervenes.


Catalino Andrés Silva, better known in the neighborhood as “Cata”, was very loved by his neighbors. Many of them fired them through social networks with heartfelt messages.

“With deep pain we regret to report the death of our dear friend, neighbor and number 1 fan of the team, Andrés Catalino Silva. You will always live in our hearts. Thank you for so many moments, and for being part of the largest family in the world. We are going to miss you, Cata”, published the site La 59 FC, a soccer club in the area, of which the victim had been a member for several years.

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