Prosecutors file murder charges against Jairo Mora’s alleged killers

May 5, 2014

On Monday, after more than nine months in preventive detention, the seven men suspected of participating in the killing of Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora last May were formally charged with murder and a host of other offenses. 

All seven men — with the last names Aráuz, Cash, Centeno, Delgado, Quesada and two brothers with the last name Salmón — were charged with homicide, two counts of sexual abuse and four counts of kidnapping. Four of the defendants — the older Salmón, Quesada, Centeno and Cash — also were charged with rape in a separate incident.

A woman with the last name Delgado, who was in possession of Mora’s cellphone during a police raid in July, was charged with possession of stolen property.

Now that formal charges have been filed, a trial date will be set in coming months. The Limón Prosecutor’s Office has requested the trial be public.

For the full story of slain conservationist Jairo Mora, check out our story: Why Jairo died

 

You may be interested

Four Seasons Resort hosting job fairs across Costa Rica
Pic of the Day
771 views
Pic of the Day
771 views

Four Seasons Resort hosting job fairs across Costa Rica

Alissa Grosskopf - September 19, 2018

The Four Seasons Resort at the Peninsula Papagayo is looking for employees. The resort is hosting job fair events throughout…

Unions and government start talks to end strike
News
1155 views
News
1155 views

Unions and government start talks to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2018

Representatives from the government and public-sector unions got together Wednesday in a preliminary meeting to seek an agreement to stop…

Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey
Latin America
2082 views
Latin America
2082 views

Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey

AFP - September 18, 2018

Impoverished Venezuelans have reacted with fury after videos of President Nicolas Maduro gorging on succulent pieces of meat in a…