Trial continues Wednesday in the Tribunal Penal de Golfito in the murder case in which Kelly Robert Nutting, a local hotel operator, was the victim.
The suspect has the last name of Miranda, said the Poder Judicial.
Fishermen found Nutting’s body floating in the Gulfo Dulce about 800 meters from shore. That was in March 2010.
He was tied up and was draped with a sheet. The concrete attached to his feet was not heavy enough to keep him below water.
Nutting, 38, was a U.S. Navy veteran who loved the Golfito area. He operated the Hotel Delfina that was owned by his parents.
A curious twist to the case was when the head of the Judicial Investigating Organization, Jorge Rojas, incorrectly speculated that Nutting had committed suicide because he was depressed. That comment was carried in a Poder Judicial magazine.