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Mexican teens killed after allegedly bullying son of drug boss

Published on Jul 4, 2013 6:24 AM

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Two Mexican schoolboys accused of bullying the son of a notorious drug trafficker have been murdered in a suspected revenge attack.

The bodies of Luis Ortiz and Andres Barba, both 15, were found on Tuesday after they went missing on June 21, according to state prosecutors in the western region of Jalisco.

A 17-year-old arrested in relation to the case said the boys had bullied a schoolmate who was the son of Jose Angel Carrasco, known as "El Changel," prosecutors said. A spokesman for the Jalisco state government said on Wednesday it was unclear whether the boys knew who the father of their classmate was.

The teenagers disappeared after responding to a lucrative offer to join a local criminal gang, prosecutors said. The killers asphyxiated the boys, whose corpses were buried in a forest outside the central city of Guadalajara.

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