< img src ="https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/01/tourist-vanishes-costa-rica.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=600"> A Costa Rican guard accused of eliminating a Florida lady on vacation confided in his partner about the slaying after the victim was buried on the home of her Airbnb, according to reports.
Bismark Espinoza Martinez appeared in court Monday as the trial got underway for the November 2018 death of 36-year-old Carla Stefaniak, news station WFTS reported.
Stefaniak, an insurance agent from Miami, traveled to the Main American country to celebrate her 36th birthday with her sister-in-law.
She was last heard from on the night of Nov. 27, 2018, when she texted her household about the lights going off at the Airbnb in San Antonio de Escazu, WFTS reported.
“It’s quite sketchy here,” she supposedly composed in a text.
Her body was discovered by cadaver pets less than 200 feet from where she had signed in for the night, the report said.
Martinez worked as a security guard at the Airbnb home and was apprehended on charges of homicide.
Carla González, a cleaning worker, testified Monday that she was with Martinez’s mom when the woman received a call from her daughter-in-law, claiming he admitted to eliminating Stefaniak, according to Costa Rican outlets Diaro Bonus and La Teja.
“She cried a lot,” stated González, adding that the distraught lady revealed what she learned from the call, then left, according to the reports.
The trial is expected to last five days and 14 witnesses are expected to affirm, consisting of Stefaniak’s daddy, WTSP reported.
If founded guilty, Martinez faces up to 66 years in jail, the outlet reported.