Domestic violence cases include murder and weapons

These are the four handguns that were confiscated. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública

A 68-year-old Matina husband stands accused of murdering his 67-year-old wife, but police said they may have short circuited another domestic violence case when they confiscated four handguns from a home in Heredia Wednesday.

The victim in Matina was Elizabeth Castillo Jiménez, who was found in her B Line, Matina, home Tuesday. Detained was the husband, identified by the last names of Ureña Carmona. The Poder Judicial said there was no record of prior court action between the two persons.

Investigators said the woman was strangled.

In Barva de Heredia Fuerza Pública officers responded to a domestic violence call to find that the 61-year-old suspect, identified by the last names of Oses Cordero, had four handguns and about 200 bullets of various calibers.

Daniel Calderón Rodríguez, head of the Fuerza Pública there said police confiscated the weapons because the woman involved complained that the man threatened her with one. Police did not say if the man had registered the weapons.

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