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Tourist killing likely unrelated to victim’s testimony in New York murder case

Early in the morning on Dec. 22, Rutkiewicz was shot twice in a car in Brasilito. He drove several hundred meters to find help, but bled to death waiting on an ambulance. In the absence of helpful leads, Rutkiewicz’s previous status as a witness in a murder trial in Troy, New York, has been referenced repeatedly in the press.

U.S. tourist bleeds to death from gunshot wounds while waiting for ambulance in Costa Rica

Details remain murky in shooting death of a U.S. tourist who frequently stayed in Potrero, a relaxed beach town in Guanacaste.
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