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The Latest: Man pleads not guilty to killing the woman, girl

LOS ANGELES – The Latest news about the arrest of a man suspected of killing a teenage girl and a young woman in Los Angeles County in 2011 (all times are local):

6:20 pm

A Los Angeles man has pleaded not guilty to killing a teenage girl and a 22-year-old woman six years ago.

Thirty-two-year-old Geovanni Borjas entered pleas Tuesday in Los Angeles County court on charges of murder, rape and kidnapping. His lawyer will not return a call seeking comment from The Associated Press.

The police said earlier Tuesday that Borjas is suspected in the slayings of 17-year-old Michelle Lozano and Bree’anna Guzman.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the researchers used the rare and controversial tactics of familial DNA testing in order to find him. It allows the researchers to search in databases to identify likely relatives of the person who committed the crime.

Beck says detectives followed Borjas and the collection of his DNA when he spit on the sidewalk. He says that the sample matches the DNA of both of the victims, whose bodies were dumped along highways in 2011.

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2:40 pm

Los Angeles police recognized the man is suspected of killing a 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman by the use of a controversial DNA-testing of the method.

Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday the researchers identified 32-year-old Geovanni Borjas as a suspect using familial DNA testing. It allows the researchers to search in databases to identify likely relatives of the person who committed the crime.

Borjas is suspected in the slayings of 17-year-old Michelle Lozano and 22-year-old Bree’anna Guzman.

Beck says detectives followed Borjas and the collection of his DNA when he spit on the sidewalk. He says that the sample matches the DNA of both of the victims.

He says both of the victims were sexually tortured before they were killed. Their bodies were dumped along highways in 2011.

It is not immediately clear whether Borjas has a lawyer who could comment.

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2:10 pm

Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a man with killing a 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman, whose bodies were found dumped along highways in 2011.

The district attorney’s office, says the 32-year-old Geovanni Borjas of the suburbs of Torrance, California, was charged Tuesday with two counts each of murder and forcible rape, and one count of kidnapping.

The deposit also includes so-called special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and murder in the commission of a rape and kidnapping. The special circumstances may make Borjas eligible for the death penalty if he is convicted. The officer of justice, but have not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty.

It is not immediately clear whether Borjas has a lawyer who could comment. He is due to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.

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11:30 pm

The police has arrested a man suspected of killing two women in 2011 and dumping their bodies on the Californian highways.

Los Angeles police say the 32-year-old Geovanni Borjas was arrested May 25 on suspicion of murder. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer who could comment.

Borjas is suspected in the slayings of 17-year-old Michelle Lozano and 22-year-old Bree’anna Guzman.

The police suspect that both women were kidnapped and murdered.

Lozano’s body was found in a container in the brush along Interstate 5 in Los Angeles in April 2011. Guzman’s remains were found in January 2012 along an entrance ramp to the State Route 2 in Los Angeles.

The police said forensic evidence links the two murders.

The police Charlie Beck is expected of you that you the additional information on a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

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