Wife held in stabbing death of hubby for insurance

Investigators said that a woman and her lover plotted successfully to kill her husband for an 18-million-colon life insurance policy. That’s about $35,500.

The victim of the plot, identified as Julio César Rodríguez, 48, died when he was stabbed 17 times when he was confronted in Barrio Matabuey, Nicoya, last April 8.

Agents detained the 40-year-old wife, identified by
the last names of Mora Arroyo and the male suspect, identified by the last names of Alemán Calvo, said the Poder Judicial. He is 33.

Ms. Mora works in the Centro de Adaptación Social de Nicoya, which is associated with the penal system, said the Poder Judicial.

She initially told investigators that two men in a vehicle had attacked her husband, but agents noticed inconsistencies, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

Ms. Mora has three children.

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