Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua

Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua

Eric Volz

In the spirit of Midnight Express and Not with no My Daughter comes the harrowing actual tale of an American held in a Nicaraguan felony for a homicide he didn’t commit.


Eric Volz used to be in his overdue twenties in 2005 whilst he moved from California to Nicaragua.  He and a chum cofounded a bilingual journal, El Puente, and it proved extra profitable than they ever anticipated. Then Volz met Doris Jiménez, an incomparable attractiveness from a small Nicaraguan seashore city, and so they begun a passionate and significant dating. notwithstanding the connection ended amicably under a 12 months later and Volz moved his enterprise to the capital urban of Managua, a detailed bond among the 2 endured.

Nothing ready him for the telephone name he obtained on November 21, 2006, while he discovered that Doris were came upon dead---murdered---in her beach garments boutique. He rushed from Managua to be together with her family and friends, and sooner than he knew it, he stumbled on himself accused of her homicide, arrested, and imprisoned.

Decried within the press and vilified through his onetime associates, Volz suffered bad stipulations, sickness, lethal inmates, an indignant lynch mob, sadistic guards, and the cruel therapy of presidency officers. It used to be purely via his dogged endurance, the tireless aid of his family and friends, and the help of a former intelligence operative that Eric was once published, in December 2007, after greater than a yr in prison.

A tale that made nationwide and overseas headlines, this is often the 1st and purely publication to inform Eric’s soaking up, relocating account in his personal words.


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