Alleged boy assassin charged with 4 homicides in Mexico

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February 11, 2011 05:51

 
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CUERNAVACA, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors on Wednesday filed homicide charges against a 14-year-old US citizen who allegedly acted as an assassin for a drug cartel.

Authorities said Edgar Jimenez Lugo confessed to killing four people whose beheaded bodies were hung from a bridge in Cuernavaca, a central colonial city that is popular with Mexican and international tourists alike and is known for its yearlong springlike climate.

Jimenez has been charged with the homicides and other crimes, including arms possession and transporting cocaine, prosecutors from Morelos state, where Cuernavaca is located, said in a statement late Wednesday.

Because he was charged as a juvenile, he faces a maximum three years in prison.

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