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Man charged in Queens murders, brush fire due in court

Friday, March 15, 2013
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A Brooklyn man is due in court Friday in the murders of two men whose bodies were found in a burning brush fire in Queens.

Rogelio Rodriguez, 34, has been held without bail since his arrest Tuesday.

Rodriguez is accused of shooting and stabbing 22-year-old Rudy Superville and 25-year-old Gary Lopez after a botched drug dealer robbery.

Police believe that Superville entered the home of the dealer but was surprised to find his killers waiting. They say he was then instructed to beckon Lopez into the home. Both men were then beaten, stabbed and shot.

Their bodies were found a week ago, burned in a brush fire off the Belt Parkway in Howard Beach.

Rodriguez is charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal tampering.

Police are still searching for at least four other suspects.

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