Tuesday, July 26, 2011

El Ponchis Sentenced To 3 Years In Mexican Juvenile Detention For Homicides, Illegal Weapons And Drugs

Edgar Jiménez Lugo

Child executioner for the South Pacific Cartel to be freed from detention in several years.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 26, 2011

Miacatlán, Morelos, Mexico - On Tuesday, the infamous Edgar Jiménez Lugo, 14, aka, "El Ponchis," also known as the child executioner for the South Pacific Cartel (SPC) was convicted and sentenced to three years detention in the Mexican juvenile justice system, according to José Manuel Serrano, prosecutor for the Morelos State Unitary Tribunal for Juveniles (UTJ). Serrano in a press release stated, that was convicted multiple counts of organized crime delinquency, four homicides, kidnapping, illegal possession of military weapons and drugs (marijuana and cocaine).
About 40 witnesses had testified during the week long close-door trial that left the public and media from attending the proceedings. The state of Morelos or the federal Mexican government don't have stiffer sentences for children who commit felony crimes.
Lugo admitted of being a U.S. Citizen. He was born in San Diego, California and was being raised by his grandmother while in Mexico. His mother, Yolanda Jiménez Lugo was taken into custody for illegal re-entry into the U.S. in San Diego by U.S. Border Patrol shortly after El Ponchis arrest.
On December 2, he was taken into custody at the Mariano Matamoros Airport in Cuernavaca, Morelos by the Mexican military while boarding a flight to Tijuana along with one of his sisters. Elizabeth Jiménez Lugo, 19, and Lina Éricka Jiménez Lugo, 23, were also taken into custody.
Military police found two weapons, including a semi-automatic 9mm handgun on Lugo's luggage, small bags of cocaine and marijuana were found on Lugo and cell phones with photos of his victims while being tortured and killed, according to the preliminary arrest report.
El Ponchis and his sisters resided in Tejalpa, within the municipality of Jiutepec. He worked under Jusús Radilla Hernández or Julio Jesús Padilla Hernández, aka, "E Negro," leader of the SPC who is wanted by the Mexican government. One of Lugo's sister was expecting a child from El Negro.
Lugo gained notoriety after posting videos torturing and cutting the throats of some of his victims on the Internet.

Outdoor news conference in December between Edgar Jiménez Lugo, aka, El Ponchis and reporters at posted link: http://bit.ly/ekkHAQ

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