3 people arrested in connection with murder of 2 migrant teens

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By Doha Madani and Annie Rose Ramos

Two men and a woman were detained Wednesdayin connection with the murder of two migrant teenagers during an attempted robbery in Tijuana, Mexico, authorities said.

Those arrested, identified as Esmeralda N., Carlos N., and Francisco Javier N., were wanted for the alleged abduction and murder of two Honduran boys, ages 16 and 17, on Saturday, according to a statement from Baja California state prosecutors in Mexico.

Authorities believe the two boys and a third male teen had left a children’s migrant shelter in the city and were on their way downtown to another shelter when they were intercepted by criminals intending to rob them, according a statement from Tijuana Deputy Attorney General Jorge Alberto Albarez Mendoza.

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