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Teens held for multiple murders in Mexico

2012-01-19 10:47

Mexico City - Four teenagers have been detained for allegedly killing four students and a student's father at a shady student organisation in western Mexico last December, officials said on Wednesday.

The bodies of a 56-year-old man, his 21-year-old son, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were found buried in the grounds of the Federation of Students of Guadalajara mid-December.

The suspects, aged from 13 to 19, were still at school and worked at the student federation, said a statement from the attorney general's office of Jalisco state.

They allegedly confessed to taking part in the killings, while another 14 people could have been involved.

The killings occurred on December 9, when the five victims visited the federation, the statement said.

Investigators said in December that the victims went to complain about a rise in protection money for selling snacks outside the campus when a dispute broke out.