Friday, 18 September 2020

“Matapalo Monster” Convicted To 183 Years In Prison

Michael Adrián Salmerón Silva. File photo
Michael Adrián Salmerón Silva. File photo

Michael Adrián Salmerón Silva, 24, perpetrator of the Matapalo Massacre last February in Costa Rica, was sentenced by a Nicaraguan court to 183 years and six months in prison.

However, he will only spend 30 years behind bars, the maximum penalty in that country.

Om June 10, Salmeron admitted to a Nicaragua court to killing Yeimmy Jéssica Durán Guerra, 38, and her husband, Dirk Beauchamp, 57, and their three children of aged 12, 8 and 6. Salmeron also admitted to raping the 12 year old girl before killing her.

- paying the bills -

Michael Adrián Salmerón Silva following his arrest in Nicaragua in February
Michael Adrián Salmerón Silva following his arrest in Nicaragua in February

A four year old girl, fathered by Salmeron, survived the attack and after spending two and half months recovering at the Children’s Hospital, she is now in the care of the Costa Rica child welfare agency, the PANI.

That same day, criminal court judge Fabiola Betancourt found Salmeron guilty on the crimes of murder, femicide, rape and abandonment.

The crime occurred in Matapalo, Santa Cruz de Guanacaste on February 12, 2016. The crime was discovered two days later, Costa Rica authorities fingering Salmeron as their main suspect.

But by then Salmeron had fled to his native Nicaragua, where he was turned over to police by his own father after learning of what his son had done in Costa Rica.

- paying the bills -

Nicaragua’s constitution does not allow extradition of its citizens, though it does allow to try for crimes committed abroad.

The court ordered the sentence to be served out at the “Jorge Navarro” de Managua prison.

Rico
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Nicaraguan judge sentences murderer of Tico hotelier and his two sons in jail for 129 years

On February 9, 2013, Geovanny Soto Ruiz, 52, and his two...

Nicaragua Justice Trumps Costa Rica’s. Once Again.

Rico's TICO BULL - Justice in Nicaraguan had no doubt to...

MOST READ

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,320 new cases and 17 deaths for Thursday, Sept 17

(QCOSTARICA) Priscilla Herrera, medical manager of Health, reported for this Thursday, September 17, 1,302 new cases of COVID-19, of which 281 are by epidemiological...

COVID-19: 777 new cases for Tuesday; Hospital services near collapse

(QCOSTARICA) Daily the number of new cases is rising, a few days of lower numbers than the trend last week, the Ministry of Health...

Why experts are concerned about India’s low death toll

(CNN) India has one of the world's lowest Covid-19 mortality rates. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. For months, India has been...

The Torch of Independence does not go out: follow the tour virtually

(QCOSTARICA) The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic disrupted the usual plans for the torch movement as part of Independence Day celebrations. However, the Ministry of Public Education...

Mexican pilots will spend 20 years locked up in Costa Rica for money laundering

Two Mexican pilots, identified as Luis Eduardo Gómez Mendoza and José Humberto Benavides Muñoz, will spend the next 10 years each in a...

199 Years of Independence!

(QCOSTARICA) President Carlos Alvarado called on Tuesday, September 15, during the celebration of Independence, to protect democratic institutions. "We do not want to have the...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.