Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
In Mexico there does not exist legal provision for teenagers that allow them to be charged as adults for any crime. They are charged and tried in juvenile court and cannot be held longer than the age of 18. In effect this murders, which they confess to seven,
|Ponchis's Grandparents (deseased)|
Ponchis worked for the South Pacific Cartel since he was 11, according army officials who apprehended him.
Jimenez was captured with his 16-year -old sister who told reporters they planned to cross the border to San Diego, California to see their mother.
(photo above is of sister Olivia now 18)
"I participated in four executions, but I did it drugged and under threat that if I didn't, they would kill me," the boy told reporters calmly when he was handed over to the federal prosecutor Friday morning, showing no remorse.
"El Ponchis" made grisly headlines in Mexico when reports of murders he allegedly committed surfaced.