Jury indicts 16-year-old accused of beheading classmate
Posted March 13
BOSTON — A Massachusetts teenager accused of killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river has been indicted.
The Essex County District Attorney's Office says a grand jury indicted 16-year-old Mathew Borges for first-degree murder Monday.
The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near a river in Lawrence in December by a woman walking her dog. Police recovered his head nearby.
Both boys attended Lawrence High School. Borges said in a police report that they had gone to smoke marijuana together on Nov. 18, then parted ways.
But the report also said Borges told a witness that he had "stabbed a kid and cut his head off killing him."
His lawyer couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Borges is expected to be arraigned March 31.