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Teen Decapitation: 15-year-old brutally killed his classmate
A 15-year-old charged with murder told a friend he stabbed his classmate and cut his head off, according to court documents
In a police report obtained by FOX25, investigators say Mathew Borges, 15, was the last person to see Lee Viloria-Paulino alive. Mathew told police he and Lee, a classmate at Lawrence High School, had gone down to the Merrimack River to smoke marijuana on the evening of Friday, Nov. 18.
But Mathew said he left Lee there and went straight home, according to police.
Mathew told police he and Lee liked the way the boat house on the river lit up at night and that's why they went to smoke there. Investigators say Mathew told them he left Lee there at 7 p.m. that evening and Lee wasn't seen again until his decapitated body was found along the river on Dec. 1.
Police say a witness told them about an encounter with Mathew, in which he confessed to killing Lee.
Mathew then told him that he stabbed a kid and cut his head off, killing him," the report states. "When Mathew said this, he was motioning with his hands as if he was stabbing someone and cutting someone's head off."
Mathew was arrested on Saturday and had been held on $250,000 cash bail.
He pleaded not guilty Monday morning and is now being held without bail. Mathew is due back in court in January.
Authorities in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in the US said killing was so brutal that the victim's mutilated body required an 11-hour autopsy due to the "many, many horrific injuries" he suffered, the Boston Herald reports.
Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W Blodgett told reporters: "This was a horrific, horrific murder, and although it shook the community, we were completely and totally committed in our resolve to bring this matter to justice."
He said police arrested Borges on Saturday after officers searched his family home earlier in the day and found enough evidence to make an arrest.
The victim's family, however, wasn't satisfied with the police investigation.
Viloria-Paulino’s grandmother Ivelisse Cornielle tearfully said: "It has been treated like one case that they didn’t consider - it wasn’t kids running away from my home.
"We were informing them since the very beginning that it’s not that case... They could have done a better job, but they didn’t do it because we didn’t have money and we’re Hispanic."
A friend said the Viloria-Paulino family met Borges days before Lee disappeared, but did not know him well.
The victim's headless body was found last Thursday by a woman walking her dog along the Merrimack River.
His arms had been cut off near the elbows.
A family friend told the Eagle Tribune the teen did not take his iPhone and wallet with him when he left the house.
Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera said he was relieved police had arrested a suspect, adding: "This tore the city apart. This is not just a murder, two young people’s lives have ended."