17-year-old cartel hitman could be back on U.S. streets by Christmas

From examiner.com:

Edgar Jimenez Lugo, 17, a U.S. citizen who goes by the nickname “El Ponchis” (the cloaked one), is expected to be released from a Mexican prison in early December.

In December 2010, Jimenez, then 14, was arrested by the Mexican army, and readily admitted to working as a hit man for the South Pacific Cartel, beginning at age 11.

The diminutive assassin was captured at the airport near Cuernavaca, as he tried to board a flight, in an attempt to return to the U.S. He, along with his 16-year-old sister planned to fly to Tijuana and then cross the border to San Diego, where their mother and father live.