Nicaragua also has a constitutional prohibition against extraditing citizens, so a suspect in multiple Mata Palo murders will be judged in that country.
The suspect Adrián Salmerón Silva fled to his home country last week. He faces a charge in the murder Feb. 13 or 14 of two adults and three children in that Santa Cruz community.
Nicaraguan officials are expected to receive documentation on the crime today from Costa Rican diplomats there. Paperwork documenting the case against Salmerón were delivered Saturday, said officials.