Suspect in Machete Murder of Homestead Teen Faces Judge

One of the five people charged with the gruesome machete murder of a South Florida teenager appeared in court on Monday.

A grand jury indicted Kaheem Arbelo and the other suspects earlier this month, on charges of first degree murder.

Police said Arbelo was the ringleader behind the murder of Jose Amaya-Guardado, 17, whose body was found in a wooded area in south Miami-Dade.

The suspects are accused of conspiring for weeks to kill Guardado, who was a fellow student at a residential school for at-risk youth.

All five suspects will face the death penalty if convicted.

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