An ex-boyfriend with a prison record climbed a wall and confronted a 19-year-old woman in her second-floor home while she was eating breakfast Sunday.
The intruder stabbed the woman seven times, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. She was identified by the last name of Román.
The home is in the los Cedros section of San Pedro de Montes de Oca. Also present at the time of the attack, said investigators, was the woman’s stepfather, a U.S. citizen with the last name of Furguson. He is 79 and suffered a cut to the left arm, they said. Among other injuries the woman suffered a perforation of the lung, said agents. She went to Hospital Calderón Guardia.
The assailant, whose identity is known, fled.
In another attack against a woman, judicial agents have detained the man who is the prime suspect in the death of a woman in Cariari de Guápiles.
This woman suffered 18 stab wounds, said agents. She was 30 and was identified by the last name of Bermúdez.
Agents detained the suspect last Saturday night. The man apparently sought to surrender himself.