Teen is main suspect in 4 Argentina slayings

AP News
Posted: Dec 09, 2011 11:37 AM
Teen is main suspect in 4 Argentina slayings

A 13-year-old boy is the main suspect in the slayings of an elderly couple, their daughter and a 10-year-old boy in Argentina.

Public Safety Minister Carlos Aranda identifies the victims as 80-year-old Ali Miguel, his 83-year-old wife, Sara Garcia, their 49-year-old daughter Monica Miguel and Miguel's 10-year-old son. Aranda says they were found dead with multiple stab wounds Thursday in their house in Mendoza province, 500 miles (800 kilometers) west of the capital, Buenos Aires.

The official says the 13-year-old neighbor claimed he killed the 10-year-old in self-defense because the younger boy attacked him after killing his own mother and grandparents.

But authorities think the adolescent may have killed the entire family.