- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A Framingham man charged with striking and killing his friend with a boat on Lake Cochituate (kuh-TITCH’-oo-it) has pleaded not guilty.

Luciano Pereira was released without bail after his arraignment Wednesday on charges including homicide by negligent operation of a boat. The MetroWest Daily News (https://bit.ly/1k7XFym ) reports he was also charged with lying to police investigating the July 4 death of Jefferson Nunes.

Police say Pereira was operating the boat and Nunes was being towed on a wake board. A witness told police the boat accelerated suddenly, striking Nunes, who suffered a head injury and died at a hospital.

Pereira said Nunes was hurt when he slipped while climbing back into the boat at the stern.

Pereira was given a Breathalyzer test but did not test positive for alcohol.

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Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), https://www.metrowestdailynews.com


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