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Teenagers stoned man, police say

February 22, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Teenagers stoned a 22-year-old man to death in southern Mexico because they believed he had stolen a cellphone and a bicycle from one of their friends, police said.

Alejandro Lopez tried to flee when the teenagers approached, but he was cornered, police officer Jaime Sanchez said.

Sanchez said the teenagers had fled by the time police found Lopez's body on the doorstep of a house.

Police believe the teens, ages 14 to 16, belonged to a neighborhood gang in Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas state.

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