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Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Dismembering Brooklyn Mother

Leah Cuevas was ordered held without bail

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    Leah Cuevas, left, and Chinelle Latoya Browne.

    A Brooklyn woman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of a neighbor whose body parts were strewn in lawns on Long Island.

    Leah Cuevas was arraigned on indictment charges Thursday in Suffolk County District Court.

    She's being held without bail.

    Prosecutors say the victim, Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, was killed during a July 5 argument in Cuevas' Brooklyn apartment.

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    Authorities say Browne's remains — including her torso — were first discovered July 8 in a vacant lot in Bay Shore. Other body parts were found within the next week in Hempstead, about 25 miles away.
     

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