Horror: Orchestral trumpet is beaten to death by parents of children he raped

Horror: Orchestral trumpet is beaten to death by parents of children he raped


norman lebrecht

December 07, 2016

In the Argentine city of Moron, outraged parents attacked a trumpet player in the Cathedral, beating him so badly that he died of his injuries. The attack took place at the end of October. The musician died last week after a prolonged coma.


Marcelo Fabian Pecollo, a trumpet player in the Moron city orchestra, had been jailed in 2010 for 30 years for raping children as young as four years old. He was released in 2014 after his sentence was reduced.

He was taking part in a church charity concert when parents identified and attacked him, beating him – it is reported – with his own instrument.

There is a non-tabloid account of the lynch in La Nacion.



  • Malcolm James says:

    His crimes were clearly horrible, but you cannot condone lynch mob justice.

  • Wai Kit leung says:

    If he was playing a different instrument (like a violin) he might have survived. Is the trumpet the deadliest instrument? It is definitely easier to wield than a tuba, and sturdier than stringed instruments.

  • John Henry Coppen says:

    Moron or Morón
    Shouldn’t the headline read Orchestral Trumpeter?

  • Frank says:

    Pity the instrument…

  • Elliot says:

    Better to have used a viola. 2 birds, one stone.

  • Wai Kit Leung says:

    I shared this story on the Facebook page of my organisation, the International Double Reed Society (IDRS). Apparently the administrators found this off-limit and deleted my post.