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U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial

The Prosecutor's Office did not disclose a date for the new trial, which will be announced by a Criminal Court in Pérez Zeledón.

Ann Patton in new battle with Costa Rican government over $7 million in seized gems

Six years and three murder trials since the death of her husband, Ann Patton’s tumultuous relationship with Costa Rica is still far from over.

Costa Rica appeal of Patton ‘not guilty’ verdict would have little to stand on, legal experts say

Despite the government prosecutor's vow to appeal this week's innocent verdict for Ann Patton, criminal lawyers doubt she will face another trial in the 2010 shooting death of her husband John Felix Bender.

US expat Ann Patton faces third murder trial in Costa Rica 

Five years and now on her third trial for murder, Patton has never wavered in proclaiming her innocence. She said that this trial would finally be the one to absolve her of any wrongdoing.

Ann Patton on her new trial: ‘It is my opportunity to finally, hopefully, get true justice’

Nearly nine months after a panel of Costa Rican judges found Ann Patton guilty of killing her wealthy U.S. husband in 2010 and sentenced her to 22 years in prison, she suddenly found herself a free woman on Thursday.

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