EDGAR JIMENEZ aka EL PONCHIS 14-YEAR-OLD 'HITMAN'

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EDGAR JIMENEZ aka EL PONCHIS 14-YEAR-OLD 'HITMAN'

Unread post by Tre » January 6th, 2012, 2:44 am

Edgar Jimenez aka El Ponchis 14-year-old 'hitman' who killed seven people

Daily Mail Reporter / December 4, 2010

A 14-year-old U.S. citizen suspected of being a hitman for a drugs cartel in Mexico has been captured.
Edgar Jimenez, known as 'El Ponchis' (The Cloaked One) is believed to have worked as a hitman for a Morelos drugs gang, based just outside of Mexico City.
The boy was caught late last night as he attempted to flee to the U.S., having boarded a plane in the city of Cuernavaca.
The army said he was with his two sisters, one of whom was reportedly the lover of a cartel boss.
They were apparently trying to get to Tijuana on the U.S. border to then travel to San Diego where their mother lives.
One of his sisters, aged 16, was also allegedly involved in the criminal gang.
She apparently disposed of her brother's victims by dumping the bodies on streets and freeways, officials said.
Another teen sister accompanying them is not suspected of being involved with the cartels.
The siblings were living in a poor neighborhood of Jiutepec, a working-class suburb of Cuernavaca, known as a weekend getaway for Mexico City residents.
The area has an industrial area with Nissan, Unilever and other factories and has rustic single-level concrete homes and some farms.
After being taken into custody, Jimenez and his sisters were transported to a local office of Mexico's attorney general where the boy confessed to his role in gruesome killings to waiting reporters.
'I participated in four executions, but I did it drugged and under threat that if I didn't they would kill me', the teen said calmly.

In an army statement, Jimenez admitted to killing at least seven people while under the influence of drugs provided by a cartel leader.
Jimenez and his sister are suspected of working for the South Pacific Cartel run by Hector Beltran Leyva whose brother Arturo was killed by Mexican Marines last year.
Leyva has been blamed for the increase in violence in the region this year, said to be over his control for power.
Jimenez said that he was employed by the cartel when he was just 11-years-old.
Mexican newspaper La Razon reported last month that El Ponchis was paid $3,000 for each murder he committed.

Source article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1if6fEguW

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Mexico cartel's teen assassin gets max: 3 years

Dudley Althaus (Houston Chronicle) | July 26, 2011

MEXICO CITY — A juvenile court judge on Tuesday found the child assassin nicknamed El Ponchis guilty of multiple murders, kidnappings and other crimes, then sentenced him to three years in jail, the maximum allowed by state law.
Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who just turned 15, helped murder four men and kidnap three others last year at the service of a major criminal band, Judge Jose Luis Jaimes ruled.
The teen will serve his sentence at a youth prison outside the city of Cuernavaca, about 50 miles south of Mexico City.
Jimenez was arrested by army troops last December as he attempted to board a flight for Tijuana en route to his mother's home in San Diego, Calif. Paraded before the new media by soldiers, the boy confessed to the murders and other crimes.
"I slit their throats," Jimenez said in response to a reporter's question, shocking a Mexican public already hardened by years of gangland fighting that's claimed some 40,000 lives. The boy said he started his career as a killer at the age of 11.
Sisters also face trial
The public confession was inadmissible in the trial, which began on July 18. Instead, state prosecutors called 42 witnesses in the closed-door oral trial, including several of those Jimenez was accused of kidnapping.
The boy's court appointed attorneys did not call a single witness, and the judge ruled other evidence presented by them was invalid.
Jimenez and other under¬aged accomplices worked as enforcers for the Beltran Leyva narcotics smuggling syndicate in the Cuernavaca area. After Mexican marines killed the gang's boss, Arturo Beltran Leyva, it fell into internal warfare through much of last year. The result was hundreds of dead in and near Cuernavaca.
Jimenez was tried only for the killing of four men whose bodies were hanging from a busy highway overpass. In addition, he was convicted of narcotics trafficking, weapons possession and kidnapping, the state prosecutors office said in a statement.
Two older sisters arrested along with Jimenez will be tried as adults for similar crimes. They face decades in prison.
But under judicial reforms enacted two years ago, Morelos state sets a maximum sentence of three years for offenders aged 12 to 15. Older minors can go to prison for five years, and those younger than 12 can't be tried at all.
Born in California
With credit for time served, Jimenez could be released in December 2013, according to court officials. Because he faces no U.S. charges, the teen will be free to move north of the border upon release.
El Ponchis and his siblings were brought to Cuernavaca by their paternal grandmother shortly after Edgar was born in San Diego. The children were taken by child welfare authorities after testing reportedly found cocaine in Edgar's bloodstream. Both parents were addicted to crack cocaine and had frequent brushes with the law.
After his grandmother's death and then frequent run-ins with teachers, the boy was allowed to drop out of school after the third grade. His street life began then.
The Jimenez siblings were said to work directly for Julio "Blackie" Radilla, a local Beltran Leyva lieutenant who was arrested this spring for the late March murders of seven innocent people whose bodies were found stuffed into a compact car near Cuer¬navaca.
Among those victims was the 24-year-old son of poet Javier Silicia, who in June led a protest caravan across northern Mexico calling for an end to the government's war on gangsters.

Source article: http://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/ ... 078376.php

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Re: EDGAR JIMENEZ aka EL PONCHIS 14-YEAR-OLD 'HITMAN'

Unread post by Quepolo3 » January 27th, 2012, 11:32 am

Good Post Tre- I can't believe that this youngster only got 3 years. There are children here in the U.S. that get more time for selling dope. To me it's unacceptable, and gives ammunition to the coservatives trying to put in place these crazy immigration polocies. Then he was headed to San Diego, What!

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