MARRIED, TO MY SISTER S MURDERER
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.