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Two teens charged in brutal ’09 killing of 15-year-old

Two Chicago teenagers are found guilty in the brutal 2009 killing of a 15-year-old boy.

19-year-olds Jovanny Martinez and Erick Ortiz were convicted of first-degree murder Monday.

Prosecutors say the two confronted Alex Arellano while he was walking on West 54th Place in Gage Park, and demanded he flash gang signs.

When he refused, they beat him with bats, shot him and burned his body.

Sentencing has not been set. Two other gang members are already in prison in connection with the slaying.


6 Comments to “Two teens charged in brutal ’09 killing of 15-year-old”

    EL Toro said:
    April 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Bunch of cowards and losers, they ought to be stoned to death. All gangbangers are losers and punks, they won't fight you one on one that is why they think they are tough because they need others to do something stupid. COWARDS!

      Brian Millersmith said:
      April 30, 2013 at 1:06 PM

      The biggest problem we (as a country/nation) face, is that we don't encourage or allow "cruel and unusual punishment." I firmly believe that if a person is found guilty of a crime such as this, IMMEDIATELY – the guilty party should be taken out in public, tortured and s-l-o-w-l-y killed in a similar fashion AND have the entire thing televised nation-wide.

    Conway said:
    April 30, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    If we sent these cowards to fight in Afganistan you could see these cowards crying like babies, they are not tough they are bums.

    keeping real said:
    April 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    well said!! gang members are heard of cowards!!!!

    SPE said:
    April 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Wow, they should to put to death especially in compliance with a legal sentence because the prisons are over populated.

    bozo said:
    April 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    I'm sure that the coalition against the death penalty will be holding a candle light vigil for these two fine pieces of humanity.

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