Lawrence teen allegedly confessed to decapitation of classmate

06lawrence - 12/5/16. Mathew Borges, 15, of Lawrence, is brought into the prisoner dock before being arraigned in Lawrence District Court. Borges is accused of decapitating Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, 16, of Lawrence. (PAUL BILODEAU/Pool)


15-year-old Mathew Borges was held without bail in the decapitation and death of a classmate.

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 Cambridge Ma 12/5/16 Childrens toys in a debris pile form a home destroyed by fire A fire scene, burned out buildings, Cambridge fire now says 16 buildings damaged in ten alarm fire.... Globe photo David Ryan

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