Edgar Jiminez Lugo

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Mexico Cartels Recruit Kids as Killers

They become hit men, cannon fodder, says report

(Newser) - As if Mexico's cartels weren't bad enough, a new report explains that they're ensnaring young teens to use as killers and "cannon fodder," reports Wired . A key passage from the report (pdf), which actually takes a much broader look at the cartels in general:
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14-Year-Old Convicted of 4 Beheadings in Mexico

US-born hitman dubbed 'El Ponchis' didn't call any witnesses

(Newser) - A US-born teenage hitman has been sentenced to three years in a Mexican prison—the maximum sentence possible for one of his tender age. Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who was known as “El Ponchis” (“the Cloak”), has admitted to beheading four men, but says he did so under... More »

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