Mexican soldiers arrest boy, 14, who says he's gang's hired gun

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    ANTONIO SIERRA / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Edgar Jimenez Lugo, 14, says he worked as a $3,000-per-hit assassin for a drug cartel. He was arrested late Thursday. .
    ..MEXICO CITY - In a case that has shocked Mexicans, a 14-year-old youth told journalists Friday that he's a highly sought "boy assassin" who guns down and beheads people for a drug gang.

    Soldiers arrested the boy, Edgar Jimenez Lugo, on Thursday night as he prepared to board a flight from Cuernavaca, a tourist destination south of the capital, to Tijuana, where he planned to cross the border to his mother's residence in the San Diego area.

    The case highlights concern about the falling ages of foot soldiers in Mexico's ongoing drug violence, which has left more than 30,000 people dead since late 2006. The youth said he had been killing already for three years.

    News reports said Jimenez was a U.S. citizen, although U.S. Embassy spokesman Alex Featherstone said, "We have not confirmed this boy's citizenship."

    Security agents had been hunting for Jimenez since late October, when a video was posted on the Internet of the boy, holding an AK-47 assault weapon and posing with other gang members.

    On the video, Jimenez casually says that he didn't care whether he and his fellow gunmen got the right targets.

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    Can mexicans be shocked still???? Arresting a 14 yr old should be no shock to anybody living in Mexico. Is it not as shoking to see decapitated bodies hanging from a bridge??? How shocking can it be when a 14 yr old is arrested in a country who has never had the ability to protect its citizens and make them obey whatever laws they have???? How shocking can it be when the majority of the crimes committed in Mexico go unsolved or unpunished and this has been going on for decades and decades??? How shocking can any of this be to the mexican people when they have suffered and seen more atrocities in one day that we see in a life time??? Crimes committed by 14yr olds and under are not uncommon in third world countries and of course they do happen here and in other industrialized countries - so really, how shocking can it be????
     
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    14-year-old cartel assassin?s mom arrested in San Diego - San Diego County Political Buzz | Examiner.com

    14-year-old cartel assassin’s mom arrested in San Diego


    "The mother of the suspected 14-year-old cartel assassin responsible for at least four beheadings has been arrested and charged with being in the United States illegally. Border Patrol agents arrested Yolanda Lugo Jimenez, 43, at her San Diego apartment on Monday according to a federal complaint. Court documents show Lugo was deported in September of 1997."
     
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    Update: El Ponchis on trial for beheadings...
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    US Teen Accused of Being a Drug Cartel Hitman on Trial in Mexico
    July 20, 2011 - A teenaged boy accused of being a drug cartel hitman has gone on trial in Mexico. Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who was born in the United States, is charged with killing and mutilating four people.
     
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    If only he could have made it to the U.S
    He would have been given the illegal welcome basket full of social service vouchers and been added to the list of recipients names on the dream act bill.
     
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    The max sentence would be 3 years for murdering and beheading at least 4 people!?! That's insane! That little demon needs to be put down... No fixing that!
     
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    The only difference here with that age group is that the conviction would be maximum till he was 18, then a psyc evaul would determin if he were to get out or be transferred to a mental institute for rehabilitation.
    Unless he were tried as an adult.
     
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    14, who says he's gang's hired gun

    I hate to admit this but it surprises me not at all.
     
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    Yup, theres alot of teenage hired guns in Mexico. Assassins too.
     
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    Mexican teenage girls train as drug cartel killers
    'Organized crime has become a job provider for a section of the population who don't have a lot of other options'

    By Dave Graham
    Reuters
    6/20/2011

    MEXICO CITY — Dwarfed by surrounding reporters and with her head bowed to avoid the television cameras, the slender 16-year-old hesitated slightly before she answered the question. "I'm a hitwoman," she said.

    Maria Celeste Mendoza was among 10 suspected gang members, including four teen girls and two young women, arrested this week by police after a shootout with authorities in central Mexico, one of the growing ranks of young people working for the country's drug cartels.

    Teen girls train as drug cartel killers - World news - Americas - msnbc.com
     

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