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3 Men Accused in Ariz. Teen's Killing Surrender

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Authorities say three Mexican men accused in the killing of a 15-year-old Arizona girl in 2009 have turned themselves in at the U.S.-Mexico border.

(FILE PHOTO) The Mexico-U.S. Border in Nogales, Arizona.

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say three Mexican men accused in the killing of a 15-year-old Arizona girl in 2009 have turned themselves in at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Customs and Border Protection spokesman Brian Levin says the men arrived at the Nogales port of entry in southeastern Arizona at
about 1:40 a.m. Saturday and told officers they had warrants out for their arrest and were turning themselves in.

They were identified as 20-year-old Orel Vasquez, 26-year-old Christian Vasquez, and 29-year-old Juan Leon.

Police say the men broke into a Tucson home in August 2009 demanding drugs and money from those inside.

At some point they realized they were in the wrong house. They ran out the door and tried to carjack a passing vehicle.

A woman driving refused to stop, and police say one suspect opened fire through the driver's window, hitting and killing the woman's 15-year-old daughter, Brenda Arenas.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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