A former Mexican drug cartel kingpin who dismembered a six-year-old girl with an axe in front of her parents has been sentenced to seven consecutive life terms in a US prison.
Marciano Millan-Vasquez, who was a member of the ‘Los Zetas’ organised crime gang, “brutally murdered anyone and everyone as it suited him and his cartel”, the prosecuting lawyer said.
The 34-year-old, known as “Chano”, was a regional boss in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. He has been in detention since his arrest in Texas in 2015.
Millan-Vasquez was found guilty last July of murder, violence, drug and weapons trafficking, and employing minors in a drug crime – a total of 10 counts.
During the trial, witnesses said he had hacked apart his victims with an axe and burned their bodies in barrels, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
At one of the gory murders – the horrific slaughter of a young girl – he …