Published November 20, 2014
A onetime maid who was held in Puerto Rico as a witness in the killing of a judge's wife but then was released has now been charged with the slaying. But authorities don't know where she is.
Prosecutors accuse Aida de los Santos of fatally stabbing 72-year-old Georgina Ortiz at her upscale apartment in the tourist district of Condado in 2010. Ortiz was the wife of former Puerto Rico Supreme Court Justice Carlos Irizarry.
A Wednesday statement from the territory's Justice Department says De los Santos originally was held as a witness and tried to commit suicide. It says she was later deported to the Dominican Republic.
A judge ordered that she be held on a $1.2 million bond if she is ever arrested.
Police have not given a motive.