Woman, 20, detained on murder charge

A 20-year-old woman has been detained on the allegation that she instigated the murder of a 60-year-old man last Feb. 15. The victim had the last name of Arguello and lived in Barrio San José in Alajuela.

The Judicial Investigating Organization accused the woman of letting in a third party while she was in the man’s home. Arguello was tied up and smothered with a plastic bag over his head, agents said. The motive was said to be robbery of the home.

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