'I'VE DONE SOMETHING BAD!'
What mop-haired teen ‘murderer’ Matthew Borges, 15, ‘told his friend after beheading and cutting up a classmate’
He allegedly told a witness that he had 'stabbed a kid and cut his head off killing him'
6th December 2016, 12:12 pm
A SCHOOLBOY charged with the “horrific” murder of a classmate who was found decapitated near a river in the US last week told someone he had “done something bad”, according to a police report.
Matthew Borges appeared in Lawrence District Court amid to face a first-degree murder rap over the death of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Vilora-Paulino.
Borges pleaded not guilty.
Lee Manuel Vilora-Paulino, 16, was found on the banks of the Merrimack River in the city of Lawrence in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett told reporters during a news conference on Saturday that Viloria-Paulino’s body was so badly mutilated that an autopsy took 11 hours.
The teenager’s arms had been hacked off and his head was found 45 metres away, the Eagle Tribune reported.
“This was a horrific, horrific murder,” Blodgett told reporters. “While it shook the community, we were completely and totally resolved to bring this matter to justice.”
The schoolboy was arrested without incident on Saturday – two days after Vilora-Paulino’s mutilated body was discovered.
Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokesperson for the Essex District Attorney’s Office, said investigators “just don’t know” how the teens knew each other or what the motive was for the gruesome killing.
“We’re not aware of what type of relationship they had,” Monahan told The New York Post.
A witness, according to police documents filed in Lawrence District Court on Monday, told investigators that the suspect recently confessed to him that he had killed Viloria-Paulino.
“[The suspect] told him he did something bad,” court documents state, according to MassLive.com.
“[The suspect] then told him that he stabbed a kid and cut off his head killing him.
“When [The suspect] said this he was motioning with his hands as if he was stabbing someone and cutting someone’s head off.”
The teen told police he and Viloria-Paulino had only walked to the remote section of Lawrence along the Merrimack River to smoke cannabis on November 18, claiming he parted with him afterwards.
Relatives of Viloria-Paulino said the suspect had been at the family’s home just a few days before he went missing on November 18.
They told the Boston Globe that the Lawrence Police Department insisted the teen had simply run away and declined to search for him – even after they filed a missing persons report.
Police haven’t responded to that.
Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera said he’s open to the possibility of launching an independent investigation into how police handled the case, he told the Eagle-Tribune.
“This tore the city apart,” Rivera said. “This is not just a murder, two young people’s lives have ended.”
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