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Teen fan confesses to lighting deadly flare
AP, February 26th, 2013 3:52PM

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A 17-year-old fan of Brazilian club Corinthians has admitted he lit the flare that killed a 14-year-old Bolivian boy in a Copa Libertadores game last Wednesday.

While 12 Corinthians fans remained in custody in Bolivia after being arrested following the game, the teenager, whose name was not disclosed, made the emotional confession to a Brazilian television channel with his mother by his side. He claimed he was not deliberately aiming the device at the Bolivian fans when it allegedly went off accidentally, hitting Kevin Beltran Espada in the face and killing him.

"When I first pulled the cord to set it off nothing happened, I didn't know how to handle it," he told Globo TV. "When I pulled it again it just went off. I wasn't aiming it, I didn't know it was going to take off like that. When I found out what happened I just thought, 'My life is over, what am I going to do? I just killed a 14-year-old kid.' I feel like I'm the worst person in the world. I don't know what I'll do with my life, I deeply regret what happened."

Because he's a minor, the Brazilian cannot be extradited to Bolivia to face charges. He's likely to face community service in Brazil.

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