Brit, 43, shot dead by wife ‘in front of son, 8,’ after ‘trying to frighten him’

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A BRIT dad was allegedly shot dead in front of his young son by his wife who claims she was trying to “frighten him”.

Yacht salesman Christopher Benjamin Martin, 43, had been drinking all day with partner Maria Ixel Amador when he was killed, it’s reported.

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Christopher Martin was reportedly shot dead in front of his young sonCredit: Facebook

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Cops say his wife admitted to shooting him to ‘frighten him’ during a rowCredit: Facebook

The dad died from a single bullet wound to his right shoulder after he and Amador reportedly got into a row at their apartment in Costa Rica.

According to local reports, the pair had been boozing all day when Christopher was shot with his eight-year-old son Marlin nearby.

Cops said Nicaraguan Amador, 36, admitted shooting Christopher during an argument “to frighten him”.

A spokesman told local media: “The woman says she shot him only to frighten him, wounded him in the right shoulder and he died at the scene.”

Christopher met his wife a decade ago and they had lived together in Alajuela since May, having moved from nearby Herradura.

Local media outlets claimed Amador had also stabbed Christopher during a row in the weeks before he was shot last Sunday.

Emergency services were called to the scene but Christopher could not saved.

Paramedic Mario Zuniga said: “On our arrival we confirmed that the man had a gunshot wound to the chest and no vital signs, that was when we called the police.”

Devastated pals and loved ones say there are “shocked” by the dad’s death.

Colleague Derek Boccara wrote on Facebook: “Sad. I really liked Chris Fun and genuine. A big lost. Crazy life.

“I have a hard time with this. He was a friend. We are all shocked.

“In peace may he rest now. Poor guy.”

Toni Michelle Lee, a relative of Christopher’s, wrote: “Please say a prayer for my oldest son Gavin and his dad’s side of the family.

“Gavin’s uncle Chris was taken from us on Sunday.

“Please send love and prayers to the family to guide them thru this tough time.

“Please keep his mother in your heart as she heads to Costa Rica to lay her son to rest.”

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It’s reported Christopher and Amador had been drinking before he was shotCredit: Facebook

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