Trial of Teen Charged with Beheading Classmate Resumes - NECN

Trial of Teen Charged with Beheading Classmate Resumes

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    Trial of Teen Charged with Beheading Classmate Resumes

    The trial of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate is entering its second week.

    Testimony in the first-degree murder trial of 18-year-old Mathew Borges is scheduled to resume Monday.

    Prosecutors say the then-15-year-old Borges killed 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino in November 2016 because he was jealous the victim had spent time with his girlfriend. Prosecutors also say Borges distracted Viloria-Paulino to get him out of his house while others robbed it.

    They were both sophomores at Lawrence High School at the time.

    Testimony in Teen Murder Trial Continues Monday

    [NECN] Testimony in Teen Murder Trial Continues Monday
    The trial of a 15-year-old who is said to have beheaded a classmate will continue Monday.
    (Published Sunday, May 5, 2019)

    Borges is being tried as an adult. He pleaded not guilty.

    Viloria-Paulino's body was found along the banks of the Merrimack River by a dog-walker, his head nearby.

    Defense attorneys say there's no physical evidence to link Borges to the death.

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