Police Accuse 17-Year-Old of More Than 30 Murders

The Colombian teen is known as 'Frijolito'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 4, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Police Arrest Teen Accused of Scores of Murders
Cali, Colombia.   (Getty Images/alarico)

Police in Colombia have arrested a 17-year-old accused of carrying out more than 30 murders, the AP reports. Given strict privacy protections for minors in Colombia authorities are identifying the suspected teenage killer only by his nickname of "Frijolito." Police in Cali on Friday said the highly dangerous criminal was picked up this week after a four-month manhunt.

The young man allegedly began killing people around the age of 12 and developed a reputation for ruthlessness as head of a gang of drug traffickers and assassins that terrorized Cali. His latest criminal act was a double homicide at a shopping center in the southern city. Authorities said he was being held at a juvenile detention center but that when he turns 18 he'll be transferred to a prison. (Read more Colombia stories.)

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