An American man and his ex-wife have been jailed for the murders of five other US citizens in a Caribbean holiday resort.
William Dathan Holbert, nicknamed Wild Bill, was sentenced to 47 years in prison for the killings in the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama.
His former wife, Laura Reese, was given a 26-year jail term for her part in the deaths.
An investigation began after the bodies of two adults were found buried in the grounds of a hostel owned by Holbert in August 2010.
The discovery sparked a manhunt and Holbert and his then-wife were arrested in Nicaragua, several weeks later.
A further search of the hostel revealed the bodies of a man, a woman and a child.
At the time, prosecutors said Holbert had confessed to the killings, explaining “what he did, how he did it and why he did it”.
In 2007, Holbert murdered Mike Brown, a US ex-pat who was trying to sell his home.
According to Nick Foster in his book The Jolly Roger Social Club, Holbert knew that anyone who takes hold of a property’s documents in Panama is the legal owner.
Holbert killed Mr Brown, his wife and his son, and took possession of their home.
In 2010, Holbert killed Cheryl Lynn Hughes, who came from St Louis, Missouri and ran a small hotel in Panama, and Bo Icelar, a former owner of a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mr Foster says that Mr Icelar was also trying sell a house at the time, as was Ms Hughes, who had becoming friends with Holbert and his wife.
Before travelling to Panama, Holbert had been wanted for selling a $200,000 North Carolina home he did not own and stealing a car which he then sold.
He had met Reese in North Carolina, and was pursued across half a dozen states.
As part of the police pursuit, the pair were involved in a high-speed chase in Wyoming.
He and Reese lived in Panama, and changed their surname, under the alias Cortez.