The only problem is that Marco Tulio Flores never told anybody about the alleged years of abuse until after Jaime Galdamez's charred, duct-taped body was found in his apartment and Flores was in police custody, prosecutors said today at Flore's second arraignment for murder.
As at his arraignment in East Boston District Court in May, a Suffolk Superior Court judge ordered Flores held without bail, this time on a charge of first-degree murder, following his indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury.
Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum said Flores carefully planned Galdemez's murder over several days, allegedly because Galdemez had sexually abused him for years.
After waiving his Miranda rights, Flores allegedly told homicide detectives that he used a dog chain to strangle Galdamez as punishment for the past sexual abuse and to prevent him from molesting anyone else. Flores had never reported those allegations to law enforcement or anyone else.
Flores doused Galdamez's body with Kingsford lighter fluid, took a large screen TV and two computers, left, then came back several hourss later to light the body, the DA's office charges. Two families with six children were in the building at the time the fire erupted. One person was injured in the fire.
Flores turned himself into police the next day.