Two Amityville men were indicted on murder charges in the death of a 36-year-old man whose body was found burning in the woods in Manorville, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced late Tuesday.
Bryan Rosales Mejia, 21, and Orlen Soliz-Galvez, 18, have both been charged with second-degree murder in the death of German Guzman of Amityville, whose body was discovered on fire on the side of Wading River-Manor Road on Oct. 15.
Both Mr. Roseales Mejia and Mr. Soliz-Galvez were held in Suffolk County jail without bail pending their arraignment on Thursday in county court.
Mr. Rosales Mejia was arrested last Sunday, while Mr. Soliz-Galvez was caught two days later on Oct. 20.
At a previous court appearance, a Suffolk County assistant district attorney claimed the two “brutally punched, kicked and stabbed the victim with a knife and screwdriver” until he died. They then allegedly dumped his body in the Otis Pike Preserve in Manorville, covered it with brush and set it on fire.