Mexico judge sentences teenage assassin to three years

Source: The Telegraph

A Mexican judge on Tuesday sentenced a 14-year-old American boy to three years in prison for homicide, kidnapping and drug and weapons possession.

Authorities say the teen confessed to killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found hanging from a bridge.

Edgar Jimenez Lugo, known as “El Ponchis,” was given the maximum sentenced allowed for a minor in the central state of Morelos, said state prosecutor Jose Manuel Serrano Falmerol. Jimenez was tried in a state court because Mexico does not have a justice system to try minors at the federal level.

Authorities say the teenager confessed to working for the South Pacific drug cartel, led by reputed drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva.

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