Murder cases involve teenagers as suspects

Four minors are accused of murder in two separate cases. In yet another case involving juvenile crime two others are accused of stabbing a high schooler as he left class in San José.

Agents have detained a minor in the murder Tuesday evening of a woman on the public street in La Carpio. The woman, identified by the last name of Sequeria, was 45. She was gunned down as she walked with her two daughters, 14 and 21, about 5:45 p.m. in the low-income settlement. She was dead at the scene.

The Poder Judicial revealed Wednesday that she was in the witness protection program because she had made allegations against a neighbor. The neighbor’s son is suspected in the shooting, agents said.

In Alajuelita, the Judicial Investigating Organization made two raids Wednesday to detain three minors in the killing of a taxi driver Saturday in the same area. An autopsy showed that the victim died of gunshots instead of as the result of a traffic accident that was thought at first, said agents.

It was at the Liceo de Costa Rica about 3 p.m. Wednesday when assailants on a bike confronted a student and demanded his briefcase. Then they gave him a wound in the stomach about 30 centimeters long, said agents. That is nearly a foot long. The robbers fled on the bike, but two suspects were detained not far away in Plaza Víquez, based on descriptions by witnesses, agents said. The suspects are 16 and 17.

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