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Mathew Borges, 15, attends his arraignment in Lawrence District Court. Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty on a first-degree murder charge. (Paul Bilodeau/The Eagle-Tribune via AP, Pool)
Mathew Borges, 15, attends his arraignment in Lawrence District Court. Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty on a first-degree murder charge. (Paul Bilodeau/The Eagle-Tribune via AP, Pool)

The trial of a Lawrence teenager accused of murdering and decapitating a high school classmate is underway.

Mathew Borges was 15 when he was charged with killing 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino in 2016.

WBUR's Jerome Campbell attended the first day of the trial Monday, and joined Morning Edition host Jack Lepiarz to report.

This segment aired on April 30, 2019.

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Jerome Campbell is a WBUR Poverty and Justice Fellow whose reporting is supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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