Two sets of prison terms handed out in murders

Three men who shot and robbed a competition cyclist got 37 years in prison Monday in the Tribunal Penal de Cartago. Also Monday, two men each got 55 years in prison for the robbery and murder of two men in a Guachipelín de Escazú apartment in August 2010.

The cyclist, John Mauricio, 25, was practicing one Sunday a year ago with friends when armed men confronted them on a rural road in Linda Vista de Patarrá in Coris de Cartago. That was Jan. 30. The men who have the last names of Barrantes Sánchez, Membreño González y Mora Morales got the prison term for murder and robbery.

The Tribunal Penal de Pavas-Hatillo imposed the 55-year term on two men with the last names of Alfaro Moraga and Ávila Acuña. They were judged guilty in the murders of Luis Salas Fernández and Ezry Cambronero Ureña at the end of a party in the condo.

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