Saturday 12 June 2021

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.

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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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