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3 Homestead students confess to hacking boy to death, police say

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Police say three South Florida teenagers have confessed to luring a Homestead boy to the woods, where he was repeatedly hacked with a machete and forced into a shallow grave as he lay mortally wounded.

Local media outlets report that the new details were included in an arrest report for a fourth student, 18-year-old Desiray Strickland, who was detained on Wednesday and charged with taking part in the June murder of 17-year-old Jose Amaya Guardado.

All of the young people, including Guardado, were students at Homestead Job Corps, a live-in school and vocational training program for at-risk students run by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Miami-Dade detectives last week arrested 20-year-old Kaheem Arbelo, 18-year-old Jonathan Lucas and 19-year-old Christian Colon. A fifth suspect is expected to be arrested in the coming days.

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