A 13-year-old Alabama girl with special needs was beheaded last month after seeing her grandmother killed in a cemetery, a investigator investigated on Thursday.
The details appeared in a court in Madison County during an initial hearing of Yoni Aguilar, 26, reported AL.com.
Aguilar and Israel Palomino, 34, are accused of two counts of every capital assassination in the june of Oralia Mendoza, 49, and her grandson, Mariah Lopez.
The authorities said that Mendoza was associated with the Sinaloa cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trading organizations.
Aguilar told researchers that he, Mendoza, Palomino and another woman traveled to Georgia in early June to pick up a kilogram of methamphetamine.
The arrangement proved terrible when Palomino was suspected of Mendoza and the other woman because of its cartel connections, FOX 25 News reported and quoted Aguilar's testimony. 1
A couple of days later Palomino and Aguilar Mendoza and her grandchildren from Mendoza picked up, saying they would take them "somewhere safe", reported AL.com.
The men told me that Mendoza and her grandson drove to a cemetery and Mendoza was killed extensively after an argument about drug purchases.
Aguilar told investigators that Palomino forced him to kill the girl in a secluded area because she was a witness, police said.
It is unclear whether Palomino or Aguilar has a lawyer.
Associated Press contributed to this report.