RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A former high school classmate of a Long Island teen found dead in a marsh near his home two years ago has been charged with murder.
Prosecutors arraigned 21-year-old Thomas Liming Friday in the death of 18-year-old Kyle Underhill. He was held on $5 million cash bail or $15 million bond.
Prosecutors didn't reveal a motive. They said the Islip (EYE'-slihp) teen was found days after his parents reported him missing in a remote area behind an elementary school. They said he'd been beaten.
Defense attorney Joseph Corozzo told Newsday (http://bit.ly/1jSwbIO ) Liming didn't commit a crime and will be found not guilty. He said there's a lot more to the story.
Liming surrendered to authorities Friday morning. Corozzo said in court Liming's known he was a suspect in the case.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com