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

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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.


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