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Wylie students want tougher sentences for teen murderers

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A group of Wylie students want the law changed to have juveniles who commit murder to be tried as adults.

Students of Change tied blue ribbons throughout downtown Wylie to honor two Wylie East HS teens killed in the last two years.

Nahum Martinez, 15, was a track and field runner who was killed by another 15-year-old at a Wylie home in 2012.

Ivan Mejia was killed last weekend. Police said was forced into a headlock by two fellow students behind Wylie East HS and choked to death.

Students for Change wants to have Texas law changed so the accused murderers are held accountable.

 "I believe at the age of 16, 17, you're able to drive a car, you're a couple of years away from being able to get your own credit card, join the military, get married, have children legally … you can definitely be responsible for your own actions," said Brooke Lopez.

The group said it will contact State. Rep. Jodie Laubenberg and ask her to sponsor a bill that would have harsher sentences.

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