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Feminism, Indifference and Bad Choice Murdered Dirk Beauchamp And His Children

His lifestyle and bad choice and a system that offered him nowhere or no one to turn to, did he and his family in.

QCOSTARICA – The problem is not random murder in Costa Rica, the problem is lifestyle and bad choice, ‘cruel feminism’,  and ‘cursed silence’ silence by family, friends and neighbours.

The massacre of a five members of a family last Sunday is evidence of all the above: making the wrong choice of partner, lack of response by authorities when the man is the victim of abuse, and as the INAMU –  the women’s institute explains it, the existence of a sexist structure that justifies and legitimizes violence against women.

The INAMU considers there should be less that talk about “crimes of passion” and more about stories of abuse, holding accountable those who, know these situations, keep silent.

“The worst of these cases is that, had this tragedy not happened, stories of violence like this would remain silent; the victims remaining isolated, in a community indifferent to their situation,” the INAMU said in a statement.

With respect to feminism, the country has a number of public and non-governmental institutions responding to the needs of battered and abused women.

  • INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LAS MUJERES (INAMU)
  • PATRONATO NACIONAL DE LA INFANCIA (PANI)
  • CONSEJO NACIONAL DE PRODUCCION CNP – OFICINA SECTORIAL DE LA MUJER
  • RED DE MUJERES EN ACCIÓN.
  • ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE GRUPOS ASOCIATIVOS FEMENINOS (ASONAGAF).
  • COMITÉ NACIONAL CONTRA LA VIOLENCIA A LA MUJER.
  • ALIANZA DE MUJERES COSTARRICENSES AMC
  • FUNDACION DESARROLLO, MUJER, SALUD Y AMBIENTE FUNDEMUSA
  • MUJERES UNIDAS EN SALUD Y DESARROLLO MUSADE

But what about of the battered and abused man?

For example, where and whom does a man turn to when the mother of his children, living the house he paid for, moves in her recently released from prison boyfriend and both then begin the cycle of abuse against him, including against the children?

Imagine now that this woman complains to authorities when he can no longer put up with the situation How long do you think police would take to arrive if she called them? They would most likely remove him from the house and would give full control of the property to the woman. Now, what about if he calls police?

It is more common than we would like to think.

Feminism. In Costa Rica it takes only a few minutes to get him out of the house, enough on the woman’s word that he was abusive to her, without providing proof. Then all she has to do is file complaints with many of the organizations, whose role is to protect women from abuses, yet seem to apply cowardice when the woman is clearly abuser of her partner and the system, for her financial gain.

The sad part is that children in Costa Rica cannot receive effective protection from their fathers simply because, for practical purposes, the mother has more influence with national institutions and the courts than the father of a child. The courts will rarely stand up for an abused man, even when she brings her lover into the family home, even when clearly he is the main caregiver to the children.

Indifference. In many communities, in particular small communities like in Matapalo, every knows what is going on, but no one says or does anything. Indifference is the order of the day. Do not want to get involved. Some, justly, but not an excuse, fear of reprisals. Others, it’s just the way things are.



Since the discovery of the bodies of the five Tuesday morning we’ve seen reports on television and read stories from neighbours, teachers, community workers and even the woman’s family, that they all knew something was wrong. But did anybody do anything about it?

Lifestyle and bad choice. For many foreigners choosing to live in Costa Rica bad choices is a problem. One comment on the social media, “you can’t turn a Ho into a housewife” rings a bell. In the expat community there is no shortage of stories, past, present and future, of men finding the love their life in the wrong place.

The ‘white knight’ syndrome, ‘I can change her’, or ‘she’s prostitute because she has no other choice’ are among the justifications.

In the case of Beauchamp, his wife’s own brother tells us the foreigner met his sister while she was working as a prostitute in a well known brothel in San Jose. that she was abusive of her husband, never really cared for him, but, rather for what he could provide for her and so on.

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In the Beauchamp case, his lifestyle and bad choice and a system that offered him nowhere or no one to turn to, did he and his family in.

One poster on the social media said “I feel for what happened to that man and his children, but cannot feel anything for that woman”.


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  • mitzi stark

    Did the man make an effort to get out of the situation? In many cases, both men and women make stupid cholices thinking only of a better sexual or financial future. In my area I have seen many women ‘seducing’ if you can call it that, foreign men thinking that it will lead to a better future, and the the man takes off. And I have known men too, who think they’ve got a good deal by taking up with a pretty Tica and then find out she uses drugs or flirts with every man who goes by . By then there is a dependency and it’s hard to get out of the laison.

    • I can tell you, Mitzi, that my Tica wife & I were novios for two years. We never had sex. I lived in Coco, & my neighbors wanted us to marry in the Coco Catholic church & throw a big wedding party. But she wanted everything “bien hecho” in her Alajuela church. We spent our wedding night in Sanicidro on our way to a Gulfito honeymoon. But when I went to bed that first night, she went to call her brother, with whom she spent our honeymoon. I’m likely the only guy who couldn’t get laid on his honeymoon.

      When she was pregnant, my mother called to say she was planning a big 80th birthday party, & wanted me to bring my wife & baby to meet the family. I went right to work at the US Embassy to get a Visa for my wife & a Gringa passport for my daughter. It was then that I learned that my wife’s priest never registered the marriage, & my baby was not registered as mine.

      I’m aware of the games Ticas play. My wife was neither a kid nor a striking beauty. She just wanted a blue-eyed baby to call her own—like a dress or a pair of shoes. Obviously Costa Rican courts feel there is nothing wrong with that.

      • Maria Mendez

        What do you thing??? Only gringos has blue eyes… You are ridiculus… Low education level.. She didnt trust you. and she was right. We have a lot of blue eyes… and not only blue eyes , our blue eyes people also has the best heart. Maybe you only had the blue eyes but missing the best… Ja! Ja!… God for her. Stay away of Costa Rican Woman.. we are so smart… dont go there to play games… stay were you belong … ja ja ja!!! I am happy you learned the lesson…

        • Thank you, Maria. You could not be more correct. I will, & have, stay away from Ticas & feel that no one could give better advice. Too bad Dirk Beauchamp did not get that advice—or he would be living happily in Paradise today.

        • I two thing yu is very smart. God 4 you.

        • I two thing yu is very smart. God 4 you.

      • Maria Mendez

        What do you thing??? Only gringos has blue eyes… You are ridiculus… Low education level.. She didnt trust you. and she was right. We have a lot of blue eyes… and not only blue eyes , our blue eyes people also has the best heart. Maybe you only had the blue eyes but missing the best… Ja! Ja!… God for her. Stay away of Costa Rican Woman.. we are so smart… dont go there to play games… stay were you belong … ja ja ja!!! I am happy you learned the lesson…

  • I believe it VERY IMPORTANT that my story be told—as it clearly defines what happened to the Beauchcamp family and why: In 2003, I married a San Jose Tica, & was building a house on a lot her brother picked out, near where the Beauchamps were murdered. Durinjg construction of our home, my wife became pregnant & we were sooo happy. Our healthy daughter was born in Liberia hospital after five days of labor.
    Two weeks later, at 5AM, I left our rented house to go work on the new one. When I returned that night, my wife, my baby, our furniture & the bank accounts were gone. I spent the next two weeks calling her family & talking to every police department & OIJ office I could find. Then a Domestic Violence Complaint was delivered, & later the judge (without allowing me to speak) told me that I had no rights to talk to my wife, see my baby, or talk to anyone in her family. At that time, my mother came to Costa Rica every January for her birthday, & we were discussing her moving to Costa Rica.

    For the next two years, my wife called to ask if my mother would like to see her Grandaughter, & Mom said “yes”. We went, were welcomed with open arms, spent a wonderful two days with her family, & after I took Mom to the airport, I was served with another Domestic Violence complaint. The last time was the last time, &* I have not seen my daughter since she was two—have no idea where she is, & have made no effort to contact her. It took me 10 years to finish building my house with no money.

    As police do nothing to fight crime & Costa Rica denies people the right to defend themselves, I never drive without at least one German Shepherd in my car. There are always aggressive hitch hikers who change their mind when the dog barks. And then one day I stopped at an intersection & a Nicaraguan girl jumped into my car. She reached back, pet my dog, & said how beautiful he was.

    She refused to get out of my car, & attacked me with a crowbar when I got home. I called 911 & took several photos. When four Tamarindo cops arrived, she was still attacking me—then threw the crowbar into my garden. The cops called a judge in Sta. Cruz, & were told to haul me away. They argued with the judge, saying: “…but he is the victim. We saw her attacking him…” The Nica wound up with my home, my car, & everything I owned. I was handcuffed to a bench in front of the police station without water/food/bathroom. I had to drop my pants with one arm in front of the Tamarindo traffic, & relieve myself in public.

    The next day, the police let me go and advised me to complain to the Fiscalia in Sta Cruz & OIJ. The all-woman staff in the Fiscalia refused to talk to me, as did OIJ (they said under orders from the Fiscalia). It took me 5 years to find a lawyer capable of making the Fiscalia listen to me & accept a Domestic Violence complain. The police quickly evicted her, but my car & computer had already gone to Nicaragua never to be seen again. OIJ still refused me a denuncia—& to look at photos & records. Since then, that same Nica has floated forged checks she stole, & again OIJ refused to talk to me or look at any evidence.

    Although he was a “neighbor”, I never knew anything about Beauchamp until I saw him on TV. Still I can easily imagine what he endured and why. The news report seemed much more focused on gender and race than it did on the facts surrounding a tragic multiple murder. I’m willing to bet that this family would still be alive if Costa Rican law applied equally to everyone.

    • Ben

      Grew up in Costa Rica and bro, you should of knocked her out and left that nica on the side of the street the moment she jumped in your car.
      Not that i blame you for being a human and not doing it, but if there’s anything I’ve learned growing up in this country is don’t trust latinas, ever.

    • Ben

      Grew up in Costa Rica and bro, you should of knocked her out and left that nica on the side of the street the moment she jumped in your car.
      Not that i blame you for being a human and not doing it, but if there’s anything I’ve learned growing up in this country is don’t trust latinas, ever.

      • Obviously you’re right, Ben—however you know as well as I do that had I done that, the next day’s paper would say: GRINGO IN JAIL FOR UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON NICARAGUAN GIRL. & I would spend the rest of my life trying to prove I am innocent. Beauchamp had gone to the Fiscalia & managed to place a Domestic Violence complaint against her years earlier—& look what that did for him. As former law enforcement, I have had experience in Costa Rica forming a group to accomplish what police refuse to do; but that only accomplished one of us going to jail & losing everything.

        I am thankful to finally have my life & my home. As an openly racist/sexist country stands against me, I choose not to fight. I have made it clear to OIJ that I am the law on my property & police will not be contacted regardless, & they seem to think that is a good idea. My planned loving home is now my fortress, & the more I learn about women, the more I love my dogs. The only reason we even know about this Valentines Massacre is that OIJ cannot avoid paperwork when there are dead bodies lying around.

      • PS: I should add that one of the things she stole was my wallet. I immediately went to BCR & cancelled my credit cards. Had new ones in a week. However to replace my Cedula/Drivers’ License, BCR demands a Denuncia from OIJ—& they refuse to give me one. So for years I go around with copies (now expired) & a letter from a lawyer saying I am me & my documents were stolen. The day a cop won’t accept that, I will learn if he has the balls to use his service weapon.

      • PS: I should add that one of the things she stole was my wallet. I immediately went to BCR & cancelled my credit cards. Had new ones in a week. However to replace my Cedula/Drivers’ License, BCR demands a Denuncia from OIJ—& they refuse to give me one. So for years I go around with copies (now expired) & a letter from a lawyer saying I am me & my documents were stolen. The day a cop won’t accept that, I will learn if he has the balls to use his service weapon.

      • PPS: I should also add that my 4 (rescued) German Shepherds are now trained police dogs. I could easily have ended that attack with one word. However Costa Rica’s response would have been to shoot my dogs.

        My oldest shepherd was born 15 years ago. His owner wanted a perro bravo, so the puppy spent the first five years of his life on a 3′ rope & slept in his own excrement. The owner came daily to beat him with a board. One day he broke the rope & killed the owner. A neighbor called me to say the police were on their way to shoot him, so thankfully she was able to bring him to me. I have had ten years with the most loving companion a man could ask for.

        • Ben

          Glad you saved that dog, honestly. Makes me smile knowing fake justice wasn’t enacted.

          • Ben, the key to all of Costa Rica’s problems lies in education (or mis-education, or lack thereof). When my wife was pregnant, we took a Government-sponsored course for pregnant women at the local (Villareal) clinic. I could not believe hearing the doctor say: ALL DOGS CARRY A VIRUS THAT WILL KILL A CHILD UNDER TWO YEARS OF AGE. As a result, many pets were banned from their homes. I have other distinct memories of that day 11 years ago:

            1. At that time there were posters stating: COSTA RICA DOES NOT TOLERATE VIOLATING CHILDREN. Yet there I was in a room full of pregnant children.

            2. By the door to the head was a large colored illustrated poster depicting how important it is to properly wash your hands with antibacterial soap after going to the bathroom. Then I had to go, only to find a bathroom with no sink, no toilet seat, no soap & no toilet paper.

            There have been occasions when I sat on the park bench when school let out. As the kids stampeded into the park in their clean white shirts, my dogs charged into the stampede. Instinctively the kids panicked, but I only had to shout that it was OK for the kids to start petting the dogs, asking their names, & asking if I would give them one. Later many of them came to my gate to ask if the dogs could come out & play.

            As another example of how eager these kids are to learn; I ran into a teacher at the Post Office who invited me to come to teach English (this was before schools were put in cages). I entered the classroom to see a bunch of little wild animals running around, & figured an English class would be impossible. The instant they knew why I was there, they stopped in their tracks & sat around me in silence like little sponges anxious to absorb knowledge. I started with the Alphabet Song, & they picked right up on it.

            I wanted to write the alphabet on the blackboard, but there was no chalk. I asked the teacher to teach it to them—but she had no interest in learning it herself. Later Tamagringo started a charity to provide supplies to local schools—but he was tortured & murdered for the money. Not only are the killers still running around, but they came back to his place to rob his wife a second time.

          • Maria Mendea

            If you dont like Costa Rica. Go away . We dont like you too. Costa Rica has best health services. Stop talking bad… just go away … go away with your animals…

          • I’ve about had enough of this, Maria. I am a Tico by choice for the last 20 years. I love my adopted country & make every effort to make it as great as it can be. I came because it is (was) a democracy with no army. Were it not for Gringos (Dirk Beauchamp included) losing their lives/arms/legs fighting for our freedom, you would right now be speaking Chinese & eating dog. We were taught from birth that ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED EQUAL & that EVERY person has the right to LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. My neighbors in Guanacaste believe this to be true.

            I’ve read Costa Rica’s Constitution front to back (bet you haven’t) & know that premise is not written—but neither is your belief that SAN JOSE TICAS ARE CREATED ABOVE ALL OTHERS, AND ALL OTHERS HAVE THE OBLIGATION TO PAY FOR THAT. Your only claim for your right to sit in judgment is that you shot out of your mother’s womb—& you did not even have a choice in that.

            In your judgment that the Beauchamp family deserved to die, you make no exception for the Tico children who spent their entire lives suffering—not because of a Gringo, but for a Tica.
            Dirk Beauchamp wanted nothing more than for his family to be happy, healthy, & well-educated.

            I’m willing to bet that you have never experienced the smell of rotting human flesh, or the sight of human tissue & organs hanging from the mouths of vultures. Before you acquire the right to judge life, you must first live it. Before telling all Gringos to go home, you should head to the PANI & adopt the Beauchamp babies who can never live a normal life.

          • Maria Mendea

            If you dont like Costa Rica. Go away . We dont like you too. Costa Rica has best health services. Stop talking bad… just go away … go away with your animals…

      • Maria Mendez

        Nice Ben…. Latinas dont trust you too.. GO away and stay away. No scomb bags welcome to Costa Rica

    • Marisol Acevedo

      Sorry for what the Nicaragua girl did to you. I gree with Ben,you should just kick her out of your car and let her on the street. I own a German Shepherd & he is like a guard to me but I don´t let to him to have the whole responsability,since we live alone in a farm. I had trouble with the police in the past. A guy came to my farm and stole plantains I shoot some bullets in the air guess what. The guy whent to the police station and said tht I was shuting in direction of his 4 years old kid. I tried to talk and explain how the thigs were. A police woman smacked on the taible yelling at me ¨You shut up, you aren´t in your house¨. Since that the I don´t call them I don´t cooperate in anything with them. I was getting stole all the time in my plantations of plantein. I didn´t go to them asking for help. I got tired of beeing stole of my plantains. I dig holes in the properi and put sharp 5´ cloves and no one has come to rober me. Sotimes you have to be tough to get respect and believe me no one will mess with you…

      • Marisol,

        I have always believed that in the end—things are as they should be. The Valentine Massacre leaves me wondering. Dirk Beauchamp complained for years to the same people in the same Fiscalia in Sta. Cruz about a problem very similar to mine. It was with their knowledge & consent that Beauchamp was made to suffer for years before he died. I’m certain that he welcomed death when it came.

        In the end, the perpetrator (Dirk’s wife) got the death sentence, which never would have happened if the police had done their jobs. The killer will face real justice in Nicaragua—which likely would not have happened here. The kids who died would have had a horrible life with a drunken whore mother, a tortured father in the house and another man living on the property—so they are likely in a better place.

        The shame is for the children who survived. One little girl will spend her life paralyzed and tucked into some obscure corner. The other certainly has no life to look forward to. For the Santa Cruz Fiscalia, the only thing worse than a Gringo man is a Nica man, so they certainly delight in knowing that the Gringo is dead & the Nica man is locked up. The woman responsible for this carnage is considered a “victim”. And so this scenario is likely to repeat.

        On a personal note, I tell you that I sleep like a baby every night. My gates are unlocked & the door is always open to my house. My German Shepherds are friendly to everyone, who can enter my property any time of the day or night. HOWEVER, NO ONE LEAVES THIS PROPERTY WITHOUT MY PERMISSION! Shepherds are smart, & you can easily train yours the same way. After the first thief enters your property never to be seen again, word will quickly get out that yours is not a good place to rob.

        PS: You must also train your dog to take food only from your hand.

    • Maria Mendez

      Sir learn the lesson. Costa Rican woman are smart . Dont play with us. We do not need any violent man. Stay at you home country and find your woman there. If she complain is because you were bad to her, I am sure. Many americans come to Costa Rica just for sex. You paid what you deserve. Learn the lesson.

  • I believe it VERY IMPORTANT that my story be told—as it clearly defines what happened to the Beauchcamp family and why: In 2003, I married a San Jose Tica, & was building a house on a lot her brother picked out, near where the Beauchamps were murdered. Durinjg construction of our home, my wife became pregnant & we were sooo happy. Our healthy daughter was born in Liberia hospital after five days of labor.
    Two weeks later, at 5AM, I left our rented house to go work on the new one. When I returned that night, my wife, my baby, our furniture & the bank accounts were gone. I spent the next two weeks calling her family & talking to every police department & OIJ office I could find. Then a Domestic Violence Complaint was delivered, & later the judge (without allowing me to speak) told me that I had no rights to talk to my wife, see my baby, or talk to anyone in her family. At that time, my mother came to Costa Rica every January for her birthday, & we were discussing her moving to Costa Rica.

    For the next two years, my wife called to ask if my mother would like to see her Grandaughter, & Mom said “yes”. We went, were welcomed with open arms, spent a wonderful two days with her family, & after I took Mom to the airport, I was served with another Domestic Violence complaint. The last time was the last time, &* I have not seen my daughter since she was two—have no idea where she is, & have made no effort to contact her. It took me 10 years to finish building my house with no money.

    As police do nothing to fight crime & Costa Rica denies people the right to defend themselves, I never drive without at least one German Shepherd in my car. There are always aggressive hitch hikers who change their mind when the dog barks. And then one day I stopped at an intersection & a Nicaraguan girl jumped into my car. She reached back, pet my dog, & said how beautiful he was.

    She refused to get out of my car, & attacked me with a crowbar when I got home. I called 911 & took several photos. When four Tamarindo cops arrived, she was still attacking me—then threw the crowbar into my garden. The cops called a judge in Sta. Cruz, & were told to haul me away. They argued with the judge, saying: “…but he is the victim. We saw her attacking him…” The Nica wound up with my home, my car, & everything I owned. I was handcuffed to a bench in front of the police station without water/food/bathroom. I had to drop my pants with one arm in front of the Tamarindo traffic, & relieve myself in public.

    The next day, the police let me go and advised me to complain to the Fiscalia in Sta Cruz & OIJ. The all-woman staff in the Fiscalia refused to talk to me, as did OIJ (they said under orders from the Fiscalia). It took me 5 years to find a lawyer capable of making the Fiscalia listen to me & accept a Domestic Violence complain. The police quickly evicted her, but my car & computer had already gone to Nicaragua never to be seen again. OIJ still refused me a denuncia—& to look at photos & records. Since then, that same Nica has floated forged checks she stole, & again OIJ refused to talk to me or look at any evidence.

    Although he was a “neighbor”, I never knew anything about Beauchamp until I saw him on TV. Still I can easily imagine what he endured and why. The news report seemed much more focused on gender and race than it did on the facts surrounding a tragic multiple murder. I’m willing to bet that this family would still be alive if Costa Rican law applied equally to everyone.

  • costarick

    There were complaints about Beauchamps’ circumstances of abuse of the children by both the wife and the Nicaraguan boyfriend (the killer), lodged with PANI (Patronato Nacional de Infancia), the Costa Rica Government Agency charged with the protection of children. From news reports that I’ve seen, these complaints were never followed-up in any effective manner. In my opinion, it is PANI’s dereliction of duty that led, or contributed to this tragedy.

    • Rick,
      Dirk complained to the same Sta Cruz Fiscalia that I did about a similar problem. It is the Fiscalia that knowingly allowed his torture to continue. I truly believe that he & the kids that died are better off than had they lived. The Tica perpetrator who caused this is likely considered a “victim”, but thankfully received the death sentence—which never would have happened had police done their job. The killer will face justice in Nicaragua, & I’m certain wishes his life were over.
      The sad part of this story is the one little girl, who will be paralyzed & tucked away in some obscure corner for the rest of her life—& her baby sister who stands no chance of living a normal life. Sadder yet is that the Fiscalia is likely patting themselves on the back for a job well done, & this scenario (like history) will repeat itself.

  • Years ago, I walked down my street accompanied by my dogs. Some of my neighbors had Rottweilers, who would run up barking. Shepherds & Rottweilers are professionals, & have nothing to prove. So after the stare-off, the dogs would sniff each other, realize everything was OK, & move on. Today my neighbors have no Rottweilers. Why????:

    Years ago a Nica climbed the fence of a San Jose car lot to steal a car. The car lot employed a Rottweiler, who put him down. Rather than congratulate the car lot dog for doing a good job, Costa Rica murdered him. If that was not bad enough, they came to Guanacaste & poisoned every rottweiler they could find. Now there are none.

    The appearance is that Gringos & Nicas are Guanacaste’s new rottweiler. My San Jose “wife” says she will never come to Guanacaste because all the residents are Nicas. I spent ten years awaiting my daughter to come to my gate wanting to know her father. Now I have had several phone conversations with her, & have no desire to know her. I have never known a person with such prejudice & hatred in her heart.

    Over these months, I have followed with interest the US Presidential Primaries. Reports are always how: this area is Latino & this area is black & this area is Evangelica—& so the vote will go accordingly. I SUBMIT THAT UNTIL THIS WORLD WILL ACCEPT THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, the division will result in WWIII—which (unlike WWI)—will be the last one.

  • PS: Just wanted to add that one night my neighbors’ grandparents went to bed as Nicas & awoke as Ticos. When I say that to my friends & neighbors, they do not believe me. In the Valentine Massacre, I was incredulous to learn that CR has no arrangement with Nicaragua to extradite criminals. Although I spent years of my life to eliminate Ortega, statistics seem to state that he is doing a better job than Costa Rica. Think what could be accomplished if they worked together.

  • Kit Kimberly

    Wow, I have rarely seen such unapologetic and despicable misogyny in print.

    Except from MRAs and the other POS men who think that attacking women and feminism will return them their unearned privilege.

    Guess what boys? That ship has SAILED.

  • Don’t know where you’re coming from, Kit, or how you interpreted what is written here, but here’s the situation as I see it:

    Dirk Beauchamp fell in love with a girl from San Jose, married her, & built a home & a family. His wife wanted the home & the money—but not him or the family. Over the years she physically & mentally abused him, drank away his money, had babies from him & others, & brought her lover to live there.

    Costa Rica has agencies to handle such abuse (Fiscalia for him & PANI for the kids). For years these agencies were aware of the situation & did nothing. The kids had a horrible life. Their fathers had a horrible life. Private aid agencies did what they could to at least feed them after she drank all their money. She just kept partying.

    I would guess that Dirk was so beaten down he just sat & suffered. Adrian was younger & stronger, so he just got mad as hell & couldn’t take it any more. Maybe he was drunk or on drugs when he killed them—but his life now has less value than those who died. Those most harmed are two little girls who survived, who are likely to have few (or no) happy moments forever in their lives.

    Any person with an IQ above 65 could realize that the life of the Beauchamp family was preventable, unsustainable, and beyond what any family should ever have to endure. None of this should have happened, & millions have been spent on impotent Government agencies so that this could never happen. All they had to do was what they are paid & equipped to do.

    If you understand this & still believe it wrong to criticize the Government agencies who allowed this to happen, I’m certain there is a good job waiting for you at the Santa Cruz Fiscalia. For the rest of us, we can only try to fix the system or work to handle our own problems without Government help

    • Maria Mendez, MD

      Dirk find a woman at the bar , she was a prostitute. He had a problem looking for a prostitute as his wife and mother of his kids. He paid the price. It was all his fault.

      • Please take no offense, Ms. Mendez. I had no idea you were friends with Mrs. Beauchamp, & certainly you two were soulmates. I can walk to the Beauchamp house, & have personal knowledge of the many groups & individuals who tried to provide for the Beachamps & their children while Mrs. Beauchamp spent their money on booze & drugs. There are many here, Ticos & extranjeros, who feel that Mrs. Beauchamp showed an error in judgement by bringing her lover to the family home while pregnant with his child. Her abuse of both Mr. Beauchamp (admittedly a worthless Gringo) & their children went on for years & was reported to the proper authorities by many people over an extensive period. Obviously what she did was fine by you (& Government’s) standards, but in a civilized society that is not allowed. Funny that the assassin could only find justice in Nicaragua. The more I learn about women, the more I love my dogs.

  • A telling testimonial to your observation is found on the thousands of posters around the Country: STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Against women! Apparently Costa Rica’s best criminologists have determined that a woman is incapable of being a criminal—just a victim.