13-Year-Old Mexican Drug Cartel Hitman Found Dead, Tortured

CBS Houston, March 1, 2013

A 13-year-old Mexican drug cartel hitman was found dead along with five other people.

Univision reports that Jorge Armando Moreno’s body showed signs of torture when he was found near the town of Morelos.

Moreno—who was a member of the Los Zetas gang—was arrested earlier this month, along with 15 other suspects, and confessed to taking part in 10 executions.

He was released into his family’s custody because he was too young to be criminally prosecuted. Zacatecas state law says no one under the age of 14 can be subject to criminal prosecution.

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The child’s mother is reportedly among the other people found dead. Three other unidentified women and one man were also found.

Earlier this week, a group of armed men broke into a prison and freed 12 prisoners in the state of Tamaulipas on the border with Texas.

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