Because Nicaragua will not extradite its citizens, Costa Rica may seek a trial there against a man suspected of killing his female companion.
The suspect is Léster Vásquez, who fled with his two children to his home country early Christmas Day.
Dead is Aura María González Díaz. She died from a knife wound in the throat.
The Poder Judicial said that Vásquez has the option of surrendering himself to Costa Rican officials or Costa Rica may present the evidence to Nicaraguan prosecutors and a trial may be held there. This is possible under international law, the Poder Judicial said.
Costa Rica also does not allow its citizens to be extradited regardless of the crime alleged.