SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A jury in Puerto Rico has acquitted a housekeeper from the Dominican Republic of murder in the death of her employer.

Aida de los Santos was extradited from the Dominican Republic to face trial in the June 2010 stabbing death of 72-year-old Georgina Ortiz. The victim was a widow of a judge on the island's Supreme Court and lived in the wealthy Condado district of San Juan, the capital of the U.S. island territory.

The jury of nine women and three men deliberated less than six hours before acquitting her Thursday. A judge ordered the immediate release of the 58-year-old de los Santos, who was initially detained as a witness in the case and attempted suicide while in custody.