Blow back after the murder
Three expatriate guys I know are all facing various levels of Jinotegan mistrust of gringos these days. I haven't particularly noticed much myself, maybe a little colder, but then as one of them said, I'm a woman.
Two of them felt that the killer should be executed. One's suggestion was that he be taken in the woods and shot in the heart and head; the other one's suggestion was that he should be hanged in public to discourage other similar gringos from coming down.
At least around here, there's a sense that at least half the expats come down to do things they might not have done in their home countries -- from living in the country with guns and growing long mustaches to less harmless things. Nicaragua is a playground for many expatriates.
The maximum sentence here is 30 years -- and unless the killer's family has people who can pay for the better cell and food (as Puracal's family finally did), he will be doing time in general population. The two guys who wished him dead figured that the Nicaraguan inmates would take care of him.
Not many of us here in Jinotega Department -- one estimate is something like 80 in the general area. One killer in 80 is not a good reflection on the expats here, and that some of those wanted to get him help to get out probably didn't help either.