Two men are convicted in case of double murder

Two men were convicted but a third was absolved in a double murder case that was decided Monday in the Tribunal de Juicio de Goicoechea.

Convicted were men who had the last names of Meza Picado and Madrigal Guerrero. They received a total of 70 years in prison.

The crime was the planned execution of two men that took place Oct. 4, 2005, near the entrance to the Motel El Edén in north San José. The victims, Cristian Mora Cruz, 47, and Enrique Pemberton Zarpes, 51, were invited to a meeting there purportedly for the exchange of money, said the Poder Judicial. Instead they were killed by multiple bullets.

Mora received 20 bullet wounds and his companion received 11.

Absolved was a man with the last names of Evans Romero.

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