Aide says Argentine prosecutor didn’t trust security detail

BUENOS AIRES – The man who gave prosecutor Alberto Nisman the gun that killed him said Wednesday that Nisman feared for the safety of his adult daughters and didn’t trust the policemen protecting him.

Diego Lagomarsino told a news conference that Nisman called him on Jan. 17, the day before he was found dead, and asked him to come to

his apartment. Lagomarsino, a long-time acquaintance of Nisman, said the prosecutor asked him if he had a gun. Lagomarsino said he did, and asked the prosecutor why he wanted it. Lagomarsino said Nisman told him he wanted the gun to protect his daughters. Lagomarsino said he reminded Nisman that he had police protection, to which Nisman responded: “I don’t even trust my security detail.” Nisman was found dead on Jan. 18, with Lagomarsino’s gun by his side, hours before he was to appear before congress to detail his allegations that President Cristina Fernandez had conspired to protect some of the Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center. Prosecutors are trying to determine if Nisman committed suicide or was killed.



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