Charges Pressed Against US Man for Homicide of Costa Rican Woman. By Wendy Anders – September 29, Costa Rica News · Crime Safety · United. 13 Mar Costa Rican law defines femicide as the murder of a woman by her spouse or significant other, according to the National Women's Institute. The difference with a Costa Rican woman is that they offer a man something in RETURN for this financial security. Costa Rican women offer a man passion.