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Teen arrested in relation to the kidnap, torture, and murder that happened in Elmira

Following the investigation of a murdered New York City resident in Elmira, a 17-year-old has been arrested in Georgia in relation to the case.

The teen has not been identified and was charged with three counts of assault with intent to cause serious injury with a weapon, assault with intent to cause disfigurement or dismemberment, intentional murder, and kidnapping.

This is the fourth arrest in relation to the murder.


Thomas Bovaird, 21, of Horseheads, Eddie Marte, 25, of New York City, and Malik Weems, 18, of Pittsburgh, have all been arrested for the brutal kidnapping, torture, and murder of Juan Jose Gotay.

Gotay was kidnapped and bound with a cord after being dismembered and tortured. He was then left to die in Pennsylvania.



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