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Mexican Kidnappers Kill 5-Year-Old By Injecting Acid Into His Heart

By KJ Mullins     Nov 6, 2008 in Crime
Javier Morena was killed by cruel kidnappers who injected acid into his tiny heart. The child was abducted from a Mexico City street. His father, a poor man who sells fruit in the district of Iztapalapa searched for the child since Sunday October 26.
A taxi driver remembered driving the boy and a teenager from the market where his father worked that fateful day. He dropped the pair off about a block from the police station. He recalled that the child was crying and that the teen said it was because his older brother had been stolen. The teen told the driver that they were meeting Javier's mother at the police station.
Javier was the oldest child in his family. The teen has been identified as a family friend and is thought to be the kidnapper.
The teen was arrested at his home during a police raid. He confessed that he and others killed the child before asking for a 300,000 peso ransom. The teen and other assailants injected the boy with acid and then buried his little body on a hill outside the capital city.
Javier's body was found and yesterday he was buried.
The motive for the kidnapping has not been revealed.
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