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Mexican Troops Captures U.S. Teen Hitman

Mexico's army has captured a 14-year-old U.S. citizen suspected of being an assassin for a Mexican drug gang.

The military said Edgar Jimenez worked for the South Pacific drug cartel in Morelos state.

He was arrested while attempting to travel to the United States.

imenez made headlines last month as reports of his grizzly murders, including beheadings, surfaced.

The army said he had confessed to several assassinations.

Murders committed by minors have risen across Mexico this year, where drug-related violence continues to soar.

compiled from agency reports