Photo: Video Confession of El Ponchis
The trial for the now 15-year-old alleged assassin known as “El Ponchis” began this week. The young man is on trial in Mexico for four beheading murders, kidnapping, drug dealing, and weapons possession all committed when he was 12 through 14 years old.
The trial is being held at the juvenile court in Mexico but not before he was interrogated publicly by the Mexican military in the middle of the night. Watch the video as the young killer admits to four beheadings of which he is now ashamed of. He also asserts he was forced to do the killings in order to stay alive. He was paid $2,500 per killing.
Since he is a minor if he is convicted he is only expected to serve 3 years in prison.