The man arrested and charged in connection with Lyric McHenry’s death has pleaded not guilty of “concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence,” RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.
Alexis Majia-Ramirez, 29, was “arraigned today on the indictment charging him with dumping Lyric McHenry’s body,” in the Bronx, New York and pleaded not guilty on Friday, November 16, 2018, the Director of Communications for the Office of the Bronx District Attorney Patrice O’Shaughnessy told Radar.
According to the Indictment obtained by Radar, “The defendant Alexis Mejia-Ramirez acting in concert with others, on or about August 14, 2018, in the county of the Bronx, having a reasonable expectation that a human corpse or a part thereof will be produced for or used as physical evidence in: A) an official proceeding B) an autopsy as part of a criminal investigation or C) an examination by law-enforcement personnel as part of a criminal investigation; did conceal, alter, or destroy such a corpse apart thereof with the intent to prevent its production, use, or discovery.”
He was also charged with tampering with evidence in McHenry’s death, the documents obtained by Radar stated.
“The defendant acting in concert with others, on or about August 14, 2018, in the county of the Bronx, believing that certain physical evidence was about to be produced or used in an official proceeding or a perspective official proceeding, and intending to prevent such a production or use, did suppressed that physical evidence by an act of concealment, alteration or destruction, or by employing force, intimidation or deception against a person, in that they placed the corpse of Lyric Leigh McHenry on a secluded sidewalk.”
The 26-year-old reality star, who was found dead on a Bronx, New York sidewalk on Aug. 14, died of an overdose of cocaine, alcohol and heroin, an affidavit obtained by Radar confirmed.
According to a criminal complaint, video surveillance, phone records and witness interviews obtained by police resulted in Mejia-Ramirez’s arrest.
The complaint explained that Mejia-Ramirez and “two other male individuals” attempted to hide Lyric’s body by placing it on the sidewalk located at Boscobel Place and Undercliff Avenue.
The complaint explained that Lyric’s body was found at approximately 5:05 a.m., “hours” after the three men allegedly moved her corpse.
The night before she was found dead, Lyric celebrated her 26th birthday at the Dream Hotel with her younger sister, Maya, and close friends.
Lyric, who according to friends was an aspiring producer, appeared on the E! reality series EJNYC, which followed around Magic Johnson’s son, EJ, and his friends.
Majia-Ramirez’ bail was continued, and he was scheduled to appear in court again on February 15, 2019.
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