John and Anne Bender jungle compound -- Suicide or murder?

John and Anne Bender jungle compound -- Suicide or murder?


San Isidro, Costa Rica (CR)
In 2000, millionaires, John and Ann Bender followed their dreams and moved to the Costa Rican jungle into the Talamanca Mountains . Once there they built an animal refuge and their dream home. The home, Boracayán, was an empty glass, 50,000 square foot granite and concrete structure surrounded by a moat and 9.5 miles of rainforest. The Benders lived among the sloths, monkeys and parrots, acting on their dreams.

On January 8 , 2010, authorities were called in and found John dead with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. This is just the beginning... guns and precious stones worth millions were found... both suffered mental illness... What happened? In January 2013 Ann was tried and acquitted for her husbands murder. The court found the prosecution lacking and the case was reopened. On May 28th, 2014, Ann was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison.
In 2000, millionaires, John and Ann Bender followed their dreams and moved to the Costa Rican jungle into the Talamanca Mountains . Once there they built an animal refuge and their dream home. The home, Boracayán, was an empty glass, 50,000 square foot granite and concrete structure surrounded by a moat and 9.5 miles of rainforest. The Benders lived among the sloths, monkeys and parrots, acting on their dreams.

On January 8 , 2010, authorities were called in and found John dead with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. This is just the beginning... guns and precious stones worth millions were found... both suffered mental illness... What happened? In January 2013 Ann was tried and acquitted for her husbands murder. The court found the prosecution lacking and the case was reopened. On May 28th, 2014, Ann was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison.
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By: tallturtle82

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