Lawrence Teen Due In Court In Killing, Decapitation Of Classmate

"While it shook the community, we were completely and totally committed in our resolve to bring this to justice". According to the report, Borges told the witness he had stabbed and decapitated someone.

A MA teen has been arrested for allegedly decapitating his classmate who went missing in mid-November.

The boy's grandmother asked Perez to help the family coordinate meetings with the police and city officials on Wednesday - they hadn't heard from the detective who was on the team searching for Viloria-Paulino in a few days and wanted to check in.

"When Mathew said this he was motioning with his hands as if he was stabbing someone and cutting someone's head off", the report says. A dog walker discovered Vilonia-Paulino's body and head on Thursday and his remains were identified the following day.

The 15-year-old's dark, shaggy hair almost covered his eyes as his attorney issued a not guilty plea during the teen's arraignment Monday in Lawrence District Court.

He will appear in court on January 10 for a probable cause hearing.

Borges arraignment will be on Monday and he will be charged as an adult.

Though Borges is believed to have been a classmate of Viloria-Paulino, authorities are not yet sure if he attended the high school regularly. "We just know that they went to the same school".

Lee's family, whom PEOPLE could not immediately reach, reportedly said Mathew had only come to their house once.

Borges visited Viloria-Paulino's home once before his disappearance, according to reports. He doesn't think Lee would have run away from home.

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera speaks, as police Chief James X. Fitzpatrick looks on, at a Friday press conference concerning the finding a decapitated body along the Merrimack River Thursday.

Earlier Saturday, the family of the slain teenager spoke out against the manner in which Lawrence police handled the missing person investigation.

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