A convicted pedophile died last Friday after being severely beaten Oct. 30, by angry parents in a cathedral near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Marcelo Fabian Pecollo, 42, had been sentenced in 2010 to 30 years in prison for molesting five preschoolers. His sentence was reduced and he served only four years before being released.
Pecollo was playing trumpet in a local orchestra when parents from the preschool showed up at the concert allegedly yelling: “There is a pedophile and a rapist in the church and he is playing in this orchestra!”
Pecollo attempted to flee, but the group of parents caught up with him and began to pummel him. One man used Pecollo’s own trumpet to beat him, AFP reported.
“When I arrived, those people were leaving,” priest Jorge Oesterheld told local media. “He was in a very, very bad way, until the police and ambulance arrived. They say they took justice into their own hands, but it was revenge, it was murder.”
Pecollo remained in a coma before dying on Dec. 2.