Crime news on weekend gets more exposure

Over the weekend usually there is little real news, and police activities get more than their fair share in daily newspapers.

That is why the Sunday evening television news is just one crime or traffic accident after another.

At the same time police agencies and the Judicial Investigating Organization continue their reporting of events.

During the week such reports would be buried in political, economic and other news.

Most weeks there are no more murders and other serious crimes over the two-day weekend than take place on any two days of the week. That is in spite of the flurry of alcohol-fueled machete attacks, stabbings and shootings that generally take place Saturday night and early Sunday.

This weekend there were three murders reported.

A 43-year-old man with the last name of Martínez died shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday when he headed home from work as a security guard.  The man was shot near a bridge that links Tirrases de Curridabat with Lomas de Ayarco Sur. Investigators suspect he was the victim of a robbery.

Someone found the body of a 19- year-old woman in a mountainous area of León Cortés Saturday. She had been stabbed. She lived in the area, said agents.

In Upala investigators reported the case of a 29-year-old man who died when stabbed in the neck. Agents said the man was on the fairgrounds of  Brasilia de Upala about 11 p.m. Saturday when he became involved in a dispute. Agents said they knew who did it. The victim had the last name of  Cheves,

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