Crime against a minor and dissociative phenomenon due to the combined effect of toxic consumption by the offender

Authors

  • Bernat-N Tiffon

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46981/sfjhv3n1-003

Keywords:

pathological impulsiveness, murder, drug addiction, acting out, psychological evaluation, confrontation

Abstract

The casuistry deals with an aggressor with a long history of the combined consumption of toxic substances of cocaine and alcohol, who perpetrated the murder of a minor under 13 years of age. The victim was assaulted while she was going down the stairs of a block of flats and was taken, against her will, to the aggressor's home.

Regardless of the motive for the assault, the perpetrator restrained the victim, choked her with a dog leash until she asphixiated. Subsequently, he gave her multiple postmortem puncture wounds with a knife, one of which was a grave stab into the left ear (breaking the knife, with the blade remaining inside the auditory organ) and another wound in the left chest. In the autopsy, the introduction of a ballpoint pen into the minor's trachea was also appreciated.

The aggressor, who was evaluated directly by the writer, stated that, although aware of his conduct "because he was told a posteriori of the consequences of his actions", he maintained that he had no recollection of the alleged events.

Likewise, he stated that he was in a critical and/or adverse psychosocial situation due to the recent death of his mother and that, due to this, the pattern of use and abuse of toxic substances (cocaine and alcohol) had increased.

Published

2022-03-25