American acquitted of murder for second time in Costa Rica

An American woman living in Costa Rica has been acquitted of her husband’s murder for the second time, though prosecutors say they’ll pursue another trial. Monday’s verdict capped the third trial against Ann Patton in her late millionaire husband’s 2010 death. The 44-year-old was accused of fatally shooting former Wall Street trader John Bender, 44, in the neck inside of their glass jungle mansion. But his widow maintains that he committed suicide after a brief struggle over his gun which followed him suffering years of depression and making similar suicide threats.

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