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Leah Cuevas, of Brooklyn, pleads not guilty in the murder of Chinelle Thompson Browne

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New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesman Fernando Mateo says an employee claims he helped the alleged killer lift a very heavy bag of luggage into his cab on the day of Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne’s death. Mateo did not release the driver’s identity to protect his employee. Photo Credit: News 12

HEMPSTEAD - A Brooklyn woman accused of killing and dismembering her neighbor and dumping her body parts across Long Island has pleaded not guilty.

Leah Cuevas was arraigned today on second-degree murder charges in the killing of Brooklyn mom Chinelle Thompson Browne.

Browne's torso was found earlier this month in Bay Shore and her limbs were discovered in Hempstead.

Investigators say a dispute over money had something to do with the murder.

Cuevas is being held without bail.



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