Saturday, 8 August 2020

A bloody start to 2019: 11 Murders In First Six Days

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed 11 homicides in the first 6 days of the new year.

Although the number is high, it is 3 fewer than in the same period last year.

The most recent homicides were in Ipis and Escazu over the weekend. In the first, a family dispute led to the death of Christian Altamirano López, 36.

In the second, in Bello Horizonte area of Escazu, Jimmy Hicks Blandón, 46, was found shot twice. According to the OIJ, the man, a Nicaraguan national, had an extensive criminal history that included robbery, attempted murder and drug trafficking.

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