|Ponchis at the time of his arrest|
After spending a month in the United States, “EL Ponchis” the notorious teen sicario is back in Mexico.
Diario Morelos is reporting that after leaving Centre custodial Measures for Implementation of Freedom for Teenagers (CEMPLA) last November 26, Edgar, alias "El Ponchis", decided to return to his family in the state of Morelos, to continue his life at his home in Tejalpa
The newspaper reports; “Ponchis spent his first Christmas with his mother and her family in San Diego California, United States.” While it may be true that he was in San Diego, which is where he was always targeted to be sent, it was not to visit his mother. His mother was deported after serving her prison sentence and her whereabouts are unknown.
Ponchis does have an uncle who lives in Fontana, California in the county of San Bernardino, but the uncle who has become an US citizen, has no criminal history and has led an exemplary life, unlike his brother, the father of Ponchis. Because of this difference in lifestyle, the brothers have been estranged for many years and Ponchis does not have a relationship with his uncle.
The newpaper is reporting that Ponchis has decided to start a new way of living, away from organized crime and according to police authorities in Cuernavaca, since December 25th has been seen around Tejalpa village streets.
Ponchis has dual citizenship; he was born in San Diego (National City) and was adopted by his grandmother in Mexico thereby granting him a Mexican citizenship. He is free to travel in either country.(Photo below is Ponchis father David after returning to Mexico, he also was deported after serving his prison sentence for drug conviction)
When Ponchis was released in Mexico, false information of his transfer to San Antonio spread on both sides of the border, based on one Mexican official in the state of Morelos. He then corrected his statement, but by then it was reported as fact.
If he has in fact retuned to Mexico, that would be a surprising turn of events. At 17 he is still a minor, and would be a ward of the court resulting in placement in a group home or foster care..
After his 18th birthday he most likely would benefit from the California law initiated in 2012, that provides resources for children in transition from being a ward of the court, proving housing, education, counseling and other resources until he reaches his 21st birthday.