Two boys aged 15, two girls aged 13 and one boy aged 12 beat their playmates with stones and held a stick to his throat until he died of asphyxiation. The five kids then buried their six-year-old playmate by a stream bed in Mexico.
Victim was invited for a game of pretend kidnap
The six-year-old victim, Christopher Raymundo Márquez Mora, was invited by his five playmates to gather firewood on May 15. The activity changed to a game of pretend-kidnap when the kids arrived at a stream bed in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico. The older kids told Marquez that for their game, he will be kidnapped, tied by the hands and two feet. Marquez agreed.
Once Marquez’ hands and feet were tied, the five other kids started beating him with stones and thorned sticks, Mexico News Daily reported. The young boy died when one of the kids held a stick to his throat until he ran our of breath.
One of the girls then dug a grave where they buried the victim’s body. Another child struck a knife on Marquez’ back before they placed a body of a dead animal on top of him to hide the horrific crime.
The boy’s body was recovered on May 16, and the five kids were arrested after. The mother of one of the 15-year-old boys surrendered his son when he began showing disturbing behavior.
The two 15-year-old boys face a maximum jail sentence of 10 years if found guilty of the murder and up to 15 years if also found guilty of kidnapping. The two girls and the other boy who are all minors will be subjected to psychological treatment.
Generation of psychopaths
Juan Martin Perez, executive director of Mexico’s Children’s Rights Network, said the 5 kids are victims of an environment of extreme violence which they see every day in their city.
“There’s a strong presence and culture of organized crime and a lack of culture of rule of law. The children reflect what they experience every day,” Perez said as reported by 24/7 Emirates.
Carlos Ochoa, a forensic and criminology expert, said the kids belong to a generation of psychopaths who are getting younger by the day.
Marquez’ family vows for vengeance
Concepcion Mora, Marquez’ mother, cannot accept the authorities’ explanation that the kids were just playing pretend.
“It’s illogical for it to be a game. They should pay for my son’s life,” she said.
The family said if justice will be denied to them, then they will have to take the matters with their own hands.
“We want vengeance. If they don’t give us justice, we will take revenge,” one of Marquez’ aunts said.
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