Teen accused of beheading classmate expected in court Friday

Mathew Borges is accused of stabbing and decapitating Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino in 2016.
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Mathew Borges is accused of stabbing and decapitating Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino in 2016.

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The teenager accused of killing and beheading his classmate in Lawrence is expected in court Friday.

The trial for 16-year-old Mathew Borges is set to begin in November.

Borges is accused of stabbing and decapitating Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino.

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The victim's body was found on a riverbank near Water Street in December 2016.

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.

Borges is facing a first degree murder charge.

In Friday's court date, the judge is expected to discuss the motions in the case.

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