Three persons died Monday night and early Tuesday in crimes that appear to have motives other than robbery. In one case, the victim and a companion were taken for the legendary ride. That was in Desamparados and involved a man agents identified by the last name of Muñoz and a companion, identified by the last name of Fuentes.
That was about 8:45 p.m. when the pair were ordered by gunmen to enter a car that headed to San Antonio de Desamparados. When the car reached a bridge between San Antonio and Dos Cercas, the men made a bid to escape, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
Muñoz, who was 25, suffered six bullet wounds and died at the scene. His companion, 22, suffered a bullet wound to the arm.
In Concepción Abajo de Alajuelita about 11:45 p.m. a 22-year-old man with the last name of Céspedes was approached by a man on a motorcycle who shot him five times said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
Then about midnight, a taxi driver in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí picked up a fare and was discovered dead in his vehicle three hours later. He was identified by the last name of Reyes and was 54, said agents. They dismissed the motive for the crime as robbery because the victim’s possessions were not taken.
One victim got away with his life. About 7 p.m. in San Josecito de Alajuelita a 63-year-old man identified by the last name of Irias, was in his vehicle when a motorcylist approached.
The victim received one bullet wound in the cheek but survived, said agents.