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3 Mexicans, 6 Guatemalans sentenced to 106 years in drug massacre of 27

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    A police agent escorts Mexican national Jose Daniel Castillo to a courtroom in Guatemala City, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Castillo and eight other alleged members of Los Zetas drug cartel were each sentenced to 106 years in prison, after they were found guilty of participating in the May 14, 2011 massacre of 27 farm laborers in Peten, north of Guatemala City. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)The Associated Press

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    Mexican national Hernandez Mendez, left, and Guatemalan German Ico listen to a judge during their sentencing hearing, in Guatemala City Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Mendez, Ico and seven other alleged members of Los Zetas drug cartel were each sentenced to 106 years in prison, after they were found guilty of participating in the May 14, 2011 massacre of 27 farm laborers in Peten, north of Guatemala City. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)The Associated Press

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    Police agents escort Guatemalan Hugo Alvaro Gomez to a courtroom in Guatemala City, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Gomez and eight other alleged members of Los Zetas drug cartel were each sentenced to 106 years in prison, after they were found guilty of participating in the May 14, 2011 massacre of 27 farm laborers in Peten, north of Guatemala City. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)The Associated Press

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    Guatemalan Hugo Alvaro Gomez sits as a judge reads his sentence during a courtroom hearing, in Guatemala City, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Gomez and eight other alleged members of Los Zetas drug cartel were each sentenced to 106 years in prison, after they were found guilty of participating in the May 14, 2011 massacre of 27 farm laborers in Peten, north of Guatemala City. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)The Associated Press

A Guatemalan court has convicted three Mexican men and six Guatemalans on murder and kidnapping charges for the 2011 massacre of 27 farm workers. It sentenced each of them to 106 years in prison.

Judge Jeannette Valdez Rodas said Friday in announcing the verdict that the evidence showed "a scene of terror" at the killing site at a ranch in the Peten region.

The killers are believed to have been working for Mexico's Zetas drug cartel. They decapitated most of the victims. The bodies were so badly mutilated that authorities originally put the death toll at 29, because there were so many body parts lying around.

The court said the killings appear to have been a revenge attack on the ranch's owner for allegedly having stolen a Zeta drug shipment.