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  In September 2018, the Prosecutor issued the arrest warrant for Lewis, who was arrested in August 2020 in the United States.
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Published Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Tico extradited from U.S. as a suspect of murder

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


A Costa Rican man surnamed Lewis-Cordero was extradited to Costa Rica from the United States by the Office of International Affairs of the Department of Justice, for being a suspect of murder and robbery in Costa Rica.

According to the Public Ministry, the case against Lewis began in 2017, when he was suspected, along with another man surnamed Díaz-Sánchez, to have planned a robbery in the house of a friend of both, a man surnamed Aragón-Parabeles.

Allegedly, both men arrived at the victim's home located in La Aurora Canton, Heredia Province. After some time that the three men were inside the house, Lewis and Díaz allegedly attacked Aragón. Then, they tied the victim's hand and foot. Then both suspects left the house leaving Aragon tied up.

According to the case, in the early hours of the next morning, Lewis and Díaz returned to the victim's house, beat him and attacked him with a knife. It is suspected that Aragon received 23 knife wounds on his body, two of these on the neck, which caused his death.

The agents presume that after the victim died, the two suspects stole several assets from Aragon's home, among these a cell phone, a tablet, two computers, a television and a safe box.

The authorities managed to arrest and prosecute Díaz, who is serving a 30-year prison sentence for these events. However, Lewis had fled.



In September 2018, the Prosecutor issued the arrest warrant for Lewis, who was arrested in August 2020 in the United States.

On Friday, Lewis was deported from the U.S. and later turned over to the Costa Rican authorities. A judge of the Heredia court ordered six months in pre-trial prison against him for being a suspect in the crimes of qualified murder and aggravated robbery.

The authorities did not provide information on the immigration status of Lewis when he was living in the United States.

The judicial agents of the Judicial Investigation Organization, ask for the people to report any suspicion of persons linked to crimes and hiding from authorities to the confidential line 800-8000-645, where bilingual agents can answer calls in the English or Spanish language.

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What have you heard of people hiding in the United States for being suspected of crimes in Costa Rica? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com



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