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Second Man Arrested in Slaying of Boston Teenager



    Body Found in Marshy Area

    Human remains have been discovered on Belle Isle in East Boston. (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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