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Mexico cartel’s teen assassin gets max: 3 years

MEXICO CITY – A juvenile court judge Tuesday found the child assassin nicknamed El Ponchis guilty of multiple murders, kidnappings and other crimes, then sentenced him to three years in jail, the maximum allowed by state law. Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who just turned 15, helped murder four men and kidnap three others last year at the service of a major criminal band, Judge Jose Luis Jaimes ruled. The teen will serve his sentence at a youth prison outside the city of Cuernavaca, about 50 miles south of Mexico City. Jimenez was…