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Massachusetts teen Mathew Borges indicted for beheading classmate

March 14, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Massachusetts teen Mathew Borges indicted for beheading classmate

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A grand jury in Massachusetts has indicted 16-year-old Mathew Borges in the brutal murder and beheading of a high school classmate in November 2016.

An indictment was returned by the grand jury for Mathew Borges on first-degree murder charges, the Essex County prosecutor announced on Monday.

Borges stands accused in the horrific killing of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, whose decapitated body was found near a river in December 2016.

Authorities said the body of the victim was discovered by a woman walking her dog near a river in Lawrence, Massachusets.

The head of Viloria-Paulino was found nearby after a subsequent search by Police.

Law enforcement officials said Borges told Police investigators that both teens, who attended high school together, went to smoke marijuana together before parting ways back on November 18th.

However, according to a police report, Borges admitted to a witness that he had fatally “stabbed a kid and cut off his head,” The Associated Press reported.

Borges is scheduled to appear on March 31st in Essex County Court for his arraignment on murder charges.

His lawyer couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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