QCOSTARICA – The Tribunal de Juicio de Limón (Limon Criminal Court) acquitted the seven men accused of the murder of environmentalist Jairo Sandoval Mora, occurred on May 31, 2013, in Moín, Limón.
The prosecution had asked for a sentenced of 60 years each against five of the accused, and 35 years each for the other two.
The Court, in handing down the acquittal said there was reasonable doubt that the accused committed the murder.
However, the Court convicted four of the men on crimes of aggravated robbery and confinement.
In the trial, that began on November 3, 2014 and concluded last week, the seven men were accused of murdering Mora and the attack on four women volunteers: three Americans and a Spaniard who were with Mora on the night of May 31, 2013.
Source: La Nacion