The San-Diego born, 14-year hit man, Edgar Jimenez Lugo, of the South Pacific cartel, has been formally charged with the brutal slaying of four men in Mexico.
The minor will be tried as a juvenile on charges of being part of organized crime, drug and gun possession and four counts of murder, whereby his victims were found decapitated hanging on an overpass last August. Lugo, whose nick name is ‘El Ponchis’ had been on the country’s most wanted list when he was captured trying to reenter the U.S. in December.
His mother, Yolando Lugo, and other relatives live in San Diego and he and his 19-year old sister were fleeing Cuernavaca enroute to the U.S. His mother has been picked up by U.S. authorities for being in the country illegally and faces deportation.
The maximum sentence the minor faces is three years in juvenile detention where he would be required to get psychological counseling and resume his primary school education. El Ponchis dropped out of school at the 2nd grade. His crimes came to light to Mexican authorities when YouTube videos were posted of the youngster torturing and beheading his victims.