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Second Man Arrested in Slaying of Boston Teenager

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    (Published Friday, Dec. 9, 2016)

    Authorities say a second man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Boston teenager whose body was found in a salt marsh last year.

    Nineteen-year-old Jorge Melgar Fuentes was charged with murder June 30 after being arrested in Texas for a separate crime. He was returned to Massachusetts on Friday.

    He is accused of killing 16-year-old Carlos Villatoro-Nunez, whose body was found in the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation on Dec. 9.

    Prosecutors say Villatoro-Nunez was killed by Fuentes and 21-year-old Moris Javier Landaverde, of East Boston, as part of gang-related activity.

    Landaverde was arraigned May 1 for first-degree murder and is being held without bail. Fuentes is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston on Monday.

    It was not immediately clear if Fuentes has a lawyer.

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