A MURDERED lawyer was found nearly decapitated after her ex-wife’s jealous girlfriend allegedly hired a hitman to take her out.
Veronica Dessio, 49, was discovered with her throat cut at her home in Buenos Aires.
Dessio also had signs of injuries from a weapon on her back and other parts of her body, when she was found on December 23, InfoBae reports.
She married her ex-partner, psychologist Carolina Paola Perez, in June 2010, becoming the first female couple to tie the knot in the province of Buenos Aires.
However, the couple split and Perez began dating new girlfriend Ivana Mapis, 43, three years ago.
Despite no longer being in a relationship, Dessio maintained a living arrangement with Perez and stayed in an annexe on the property they shared.
The authorities said they suspected Mapis hired hit man Jorge Alves for a reported 250,000 pesos (£2,168) because she could not tolerate the relationship that Dessio and Perez had.
Detectives tracked Alves thanks to CCTV footage in the area and found him in possession of gloves, knives, and three mobile phones when he was detained on 29th December.
Cops also seized a motorbike, sandals, and a green cap matching the description of the suspect seen in security footage.
His arrest led police to Mapis, who was detained on January 5.
Authorities are expected to continue their investigations but did not currently suspect Perez of anything, according to local reports.
Dessio and Perez were reported to have a child together, who was not at the residence at the time of the murder.
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