A Costa Rican couple, under suspicion for the alleged murder of their two-month-old baby, have been placed in pretrial detention for six months. The father is the primary suspect, with charges laid against him for direct involvement, while the mother is accused as an accomplice in this horrifying crime.
Confirmation from Judiciary’s Communication Department
The Department of Press and Communication of the Judiciary confirmed this development on Friday, stating, “The Criminal Court of San Carlos issued preventive detention for a period of six months, for the crime of qualified homicide.”
Case in Preparatory Stage
As the case is still in its preparatory phase, specific details are not available for public dissemination. The initial hearing to evaluate the couple’s legal status commenced at 11 a.m. and concluded at 8 p.m. on Friday. The representative of the prosecution requested preventive detention for the couple, a request which the judge subsequently approved and enacted.
Infant’s Tragic Death
The tragic sequence of events began when the baby was rushed to Hospital San Carlos at 4 a.m. on Wednesday. Though the child was initially stabilized enough for a transfer to the Children’s Hospital, which is better equipped to manage such severe cases, the baby tragically passed away.
Resources for Domestic Violence Situations
For anyone experiencing, or even suspecting, they may be in a situation of domestic violence, seeking help is crucial. The National Women’s Institute (INAMU) offers specialized assistance in recognizing and managing these situations, providing resources such as safety plans, psychologists, social workers, and legal counsel. The Alcohol and Drug Addiction Institute (IAFA) and “Defensoría Social” are other organizations that can provide necessary support and guidance. In immediate situations of danger or violence, calling 9-1-1 or requesting a protection order from a court is strongly recommended.