Schoolboy beats 14-year-old girlfriend to death after getting her pregnant

A pregnant 14-year-old was found beaten to death and buried underneath her young boyfriend’s home

Schoolboy beats 14-year-old girlfriend to death after getting her pregnant

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Chiara Paéz was reported missing on Thursday and had been missing for three days before her body was found with the help of sniffer dogs.

Her 16-year-old boyfriend Manuel has reportedly confessed to hr murder, revealing that he lost his temper when she told him that she was pregnant with his baby.

And, perhaps more shockingly, four of his family members have also been arrested, charged with helping to hide the young boy to dispose of Chiara’s corpse, as well as assisting him in covering up his crimes.

The NGO La Casa Del Encuentro, which runs support groups for victims of domestic violence, reported that since 2008 in Argentina 1,808 women were killed by domestic violence, 261 of these girls between 13 and 21 years old. Last year alone, 277 femicides were documented in Argentina.

And Ada Rico, head of the Femicide Observatory Group, told the Buenos Aires Herald that the issue is particularly prevalent amongst young people.

She said: "Chiara Páez is a case of extreme savagery, but these figures are nationwide.

"In reading the annual report of femicides in particular, we were struck by the number. We're talking about very young victims and perpetrators”

To underline her point, in 2013 there were 295 documented cases gender-based killings in Argentina alone.

Fabiana Tunisia, executive director of La Casa del Encuentro, added to the Herald: "The numbers remain staggering: Every 30 hours a woman dies in the country as a victim of gender violence.

“Crimes are becoming more violent and women are still being killed even though many acts of violence are reported and there are legal restrictions.”

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