This week on Murderous Minors, a painful reminder that domestic violence doesn’t discriminate by age. On May 27, 2016, 15-year-old Jesus Campos, Jr. raped and murdered his ex-girlfriend, 15-year-old Karen Perez in South Houston High School; on May 2, 2019, Tom Griffiths, 17, murdered his ex-girlfriend 17-year-old Ellie Gould, in Calne, Wiltshire, England.

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ABC13. “South Houston teen who killed girlfriend and put her under the sink shared graphic images of her murder.” https://abc13.com/karen-perez-jesus-campos-jr-murder-strangulation/4640551/

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