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Slain Aurora teen hit 7 times with hammer, reports show

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A white cross in memory of Abigail Villalpando was placed near Fifth Street and Wabansia Avenue in Montgomery. Authorities said the burned body of Villalpando, 18, of Aurora, was found there. Three men have been charged in connection with her murder, which was the first homicide in Aurora since late 2011.

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Aurora police documents detail events that led up to the death last month of Abigail Villalpando, an 18-year-old senior at West Aurora High School. She was hanging out with two male friends Jan. 31 when one of the teens attacked from behind, hitting her seven times in the head with a hammer, documents show. Three men are charged in connection with the murder, the city's first since late 2011.
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    • A white cross in memory of Abigail Villalpando was placed near Fifth Street and Wabansia Avenue in Montgomery. Authorities said the burned body of Villalpando, 18, of Aurora, was found there. Three men have been charged in connection with her murder, which was the first homicide in Aurora since late 2011.
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