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7:04 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

Three Charged In Death Of Man Found In Burned Car

Las Cruces – State police have charged three teenagers from Anthony with murder in the death of a 20-year-old man whose body was found inside a burned car.

State police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia identifies those arrested as 16-year-old Irvin "Shadow" Ramirez, 15-year-old Javier Orosco and 18-year-old Jorge "Phatboy" Murillo.

He says they are all charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property in the death of Adam Espinoza of San Antonio, Texas.

Espinoza's body was found Sunday in the car off N.M. 4 east of Anthony.

Garcia says the teens are members of the Nortenos gang in Dona Ana County.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.