Peruvian teen admits he murdered 10 people

September 17th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Lima, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) A 15-year-old boy in Peru has confessed to killing 10 people, including a pregnant woman, in the past three years, local media reported.
The boy, nicknamed Gringacho, surrendered before the authorities and said he was recruited by a criminal network in the city of Trujillo, 570 km north of Lima, when he was just 12.

He told police officials that over the past three years he had killed a total of 10 people, including a young woman who was eight months pregnant.

Gringacho asked authorities to place him in a youth prison in Trujillo.

Trujillo is home to Peru’s most dangerous and violent criminal groups indulging in extortion and targeted killings.

–IANS/EFE

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