Trial to begin for Lawrence teen accused of beheading classmate

Trial to begin for Lawrence teen accused of beheading classmate

Matthew Borges in a Salem courtroom. 

SALEM, Mass. — The trial of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate is getting underway.

Jury selection in Mathew Borges' trial is scheduled to start Monday, with opening statements expected Wednesday.

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Borges is charged with first-degree murder in the November 2016 death of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino. Both were from Lawrence.

The now-17-year-old Borges was 15 at the time, but is being tried as an adult.