A pedophile was beaten to death with his own trumpet after parents stormed the stage during a concert at a cathedral near Buenos Aires.
Marcelo Fabian Pecollo, 42, was mobbed by parents from a preschool where he had molested their children years prior.
According to AFP, the crowd burst into the cathedral in Moron and shouted,
There is a pedophile and a rapist in the church and he is playing in this orchestra.
Eyewitnesses say Pecollo attempted to run, but the parents caught up with him and beat him senseless. One attacker even struck him with his own trumpet.
The incident took place on October 30. He was reportedly in a coma until last Friday when he died.
Priest Jorge Oesterheld, who criticized the attack, told local media,
When I arrived, those people were leaving. He was in a very, very bad way, until the police and ambulance arrived. He was in a coma and died on Friday.
He branded the attack "revenge" and "murder." The priest continued,
They say they took justice into their own hands, but it was revenge, it was murder.
Pecollo was a music teacher and trumpeter with the Moron City Orchestra.
In 2007, he was arrested after a mother claimed her 4-year-old had been abused by him.
Other parents followed suit. Eventually, seven different claims of abuse were made public.
Five of those seven allegations came before the court.
He was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2010 for molesting five preschool children but was freed in 2014 after a sentence reduction.
This isn't the first time we've heard about citizens taking justice into their own hands.
In November, Jay Maynor, 43, of Cullman, Alabama, was jailed for killing his daughter's abuser.
He took lengthy prison time as part of a plea deal so Julia, 24, didn't have to testify in court.
The mother of three was molested by her maternal grandfather Raymond Brooks multiple times between the ages of 4 and 9.