Wednesday, November 16, 2005
An appeals court in Argentina has ruled that DNA be extracted from the corpse of former president Juan Peron to investigate a woman's claim that he is her biological father, a court official said. The order came in the 12-year-old case of Martha Holgado, 71, who in 1993 claimed that her mother, Cecilia Demarchi, had a secret relationship with the three-time president while he was married to his first wife, Aurelia Tizon. The appeals court rejected a move by Peron's third wife, Maria Estela 'Isabel' Martinez, to block a lower court's order that a DNA sample be obtained for analysis. Peron was president from 1946 to 1955 and then from 1973 to his death in 1974. Peron is believed to have left behind a multi-million-dollar fortune. Source. (AFP) Yahoo.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited November 16, 2005, reo).