Hilaro Blandón, owner and captian of the Reyna del Caribe that capsized on Jan. 23, 2016, claiming the lives of 13 Costa Ricans. PHoto LA PRENSA/J. Flores
Hilaro Blandón, owner and captain of the Reyna del Caribe that capsized on Jan. 23, 2016, claiming the lives of 13 Costa Ricans. Photo LA PRENSA/J. Flores

QCOSTARICA –  A Nicaragua court accepted the guilty plea by Hilaro Blandón, the owner and captain of the boat that capsized on January 23, 2016, in Nicaragua, claiming the lives of 13 Costa Ricans.

The plea to reckless homicide was accepted by Judge William Larios this Friday morning.

The Fiscalia (prosecutor’s office) has called for the maximum sentence of four years in prison, meanwhile the defence has asked for the minimum two-year sentence.

Sentencing will be on February 11, 2016.

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The boat capsized while carrying 34 people between Big and Little Corn island in the Nicaragua’s Caribbean. 13 Costa Ricans died in the shipwreck.

Read more Nicaragua news at TodayNicaragua.com


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