Youths accused of torture-murder of 6-year-old in Mexico

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 17, 2015 at 1:01 p.m.



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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in a Mexican border state say a group of youths aged 11 to 15 tortured, killed and buried a 6-year-old boy as part of what they considered "playing."

A statement by the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office says the minors admitted Thursday's killing in a poor neighborhood of the state capital.

It says two 13-year-old girls, an 11-year-old boy and two 15-year-olds caught Cristopher Raymundo Martinez, tied him up, nearly asphyxiated him with a bar, stoned him and then stabbed him in the back. Then they buried the 6-year-old in a shallow grave.

The body was found Saturday.

The prosecutors' statement expresses concern over a killing that shows "social decomposition" and an "absence of values."

The two 15-year-olds face criminal charges. The younger children were turned over to juvenile authorities.

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