john felix bender
After more than a week of testimony, a Costa Rica criminal court on Tuesday convicted U.S. expat Ann Maxin Patton, 43, of shooting to death her husband, U.S. financier John Felix Bender, 44, in 2010. The court sentenced Patton to 22 years in prison for the crime.
Ann Maxin Patton, 43, was in court again today in San Isidro de El General for a retrial on charges that she murdered her husband, U.S. financier John Felix Bender, 44, in a bizarre incident at their jungle mansion in 2010.
This might explain why CNN unexpectedly bumped its special feature on John Felix Bender’s death in Costa Rica
Many of us in Costa Rica who weren't tuned in to The Ticas' final match in the U-17 Women's World Cup, and who could find a signal for CNN in the U.S., were anxiously awaiting the much-hyped premiere of "Love & Death in Paradise," which promised to get to the bottom of the bizarre death of U.S. expat John Felix Bender in 2010. Instead, we got more coverage of the missing plane.
Did John kill himself? Or did his wife murder him as she saw their dreams collapse? CNN is now airing their own special report called "Love & Death in Paradise" on the case. The program debuts at 8 p.m. tonight, Costa Rica time, and 10 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast.