Three men have been sentenced to 32 years in prison each for the murder of Lisa Artz, who was the resident manager of Casa Tres Palmas in upper Matapalo, just south of Puerto Jiménez on the east shore of the Osa peninsula.
The Poder Judicial reported that the three men have been remanded into custody for six months while an appeal of their case is processed.
The men have the last names of González, Chaves and Cedeño.
Ms. Artz, 52, died July 20, 2011. She was planning a trip to the United States, and the murder was attributed to robbery. The Judicial Investigating Organization said at the time that she was found in a small cabina bound hands and feet with a blanket over her face. Agents presumed she was smothered. Acquaintances said the woman lived in the small cabina, the first structure her family build on the land, because the adjacent 6,000-square-foot structure was rented frequently to vacationers.