US officials met with alleged boy hitman in Mexico

December 8, 2010 03:44


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JIUTEPEC, Mexico — US Embassy officials met with a 14-year-old boy accused of being a drug cartel assassin to check on his welfare and provide him with information on a lawyer in case it turns out he is American, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Mexican officials and his family say the boy, who became a kind of urban legend in Mexico before his capture and claims he carried out at least four executions, was born in the United States even though he spent much of his childhood in Mexico.

But Embassy spokesman Alexander Featherstone said his citizenship has not been determined and US officials met with the teen on Monday to offer him consular assistance "in case he is a US citizen."

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