MAR­RIED, TO MY SIS­TER S MUR­DERER

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Leav­ing the reg­istry of­fice, Edith Casas was pelted with stones and eggs, rather than con­fetti, and there was good rea­son for the lo­cal out­cry.

It’s said you can’t choose who you fall in love with, but not only had Edith fallen for a mur­derer, she was in love with the man who’d shot and killed her twin sis­ter, Jo­hana, two years ear­lier.

Edith, then 22, who claimed her hus­band Vic­tor Cin­golani, 28, was in­no­cent, has been dis­owned by her fam­ily, with her fa­ther Valentin Casas telling a news­pa­per: ‘Jo­hana is with God and Edith is with the Devil.’

Her mum Marcelina feared her daugh­ter was suf­fer­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal prob­lems, but doc­tors cleared her be­fore the wed­ding was al­lowed to go ahead.

The nup­tials took place less than a year into Cin­golani’s 13-year prison sen­tence, and the new­ly­weds were sur­prised by the back­lash.

‘I’m get­ting mar­ried be­cause I love Edith. I didn’t think the wed­ding would have so many reper­cus­sions world­wide,’ Cin­golani told a lo­cal Ar­gen­tinian news chan­nel.

Against all odds, Edith fell in love with her sis­ter’s al­leged killer, Vic­tor Cin­golani.

Edith (above) wed at a lo­cal court­house in the same city where Jo­hana was shot two years prior.

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