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Teen gets 3 years for 4 beheadings

CUERNAVACA, Mexico, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S.-born Edgar Jimenez Lugo, 15, was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention in Mexico Tuesday for beheading four men on the orders of a drug cartel.

Before sentencing, Lugo, who was born in San Diego, was found guilty of the August 2010 slayings in which four headless bodies were strung from a highway bridge in Cuernavaca, Mexico, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

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Lugo was arrested Dec. 2 as he and his sister tried to fly from Tijuana to their mother's home in San Diego. He received the maximum sentence of three years in juvenile detention, Morelos juvenile state court spokesman Carlos Castro Elizondo said.

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