The man suspected of moving the lifeless body of star Lyric McHenry after her fatal dose of heroin and cocaine has appeared in court.
Alexis Meija-Ramirez, 30, was arrested and charged with hiding a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence about McHenry's death in October last year.
He was pictured Monday, along with a female and male companion, for an appearance before Judge Marsha D. Michael in the Bronx County Hall of Justice.
Meija-Ramirez was also accused of kissing a 15-year-old girl in a park in New York by the mother of the teenager on August 5.
He was arrested on August 25 for endangering the well-being of a child and sexual abuse, RadarOnline.com reports.
It is understood that he appeared in court today for both charges.
Alex Mejia-Ramirez was charged with tampering with physical evidence and hiding a human corpse about Lyric's death. He was arrested last month, charged with kissing a 15-year-old girl in a park in New York by the teen's mother
Lyric McHenry was found unconscious in the Bronx the morning of August 14 after celebrating her birthday in downtown NYC. An autopsy showed that she died of an overdose as a result of a deadly cocktail of heroin, cocaine and alcohol
Reality star Lyric, who became known as EJ Johnson's best friend on the E! show EJNYC, was found unconscious in the early morning hours of August 14, 2018 and died a short time later.
McHenry died of a cocktail of drugs according to a statement obtained by E! News.
Meija-Ramirez is said to have dumped her body above the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx with two other men.
The complaint states that it is only through an official police investigation, & # 39; video surveillance from different locations, review of telephone data and interviews with witnesses & # 39; was that an arrest took place.
Lyric had flown from Los Angeles to New York to celebrate her birthday at a party organized by her sister Maya McHenry at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan on August 13.
Around 2 o'clock at night she disappeared from the roof soiree and was only found the next morning.
She was unconscious, scraped with her knees, on an overpass and next to a bag of medicines in the Bronx. She died later in a hospital.
She was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death, although her family and friends say she had no idea she was pregnant.
Alexis Meija-Ramirez was pictured Monday along with a female and male companion to appear before Judge Marsha D. Michael in the Bronx County Hall of Justice
The New York Times spoke after her death with her sister Maya and her father, film director Doug McHenry, 66.
While her sister struggled to answer if Lyric had an addiction problem, her father said: & I don't think she was struggling with addiction & # 39; and added & # 39; I think she partyed & # 39 ;.
& # 39; She partyed like all other parties, & # 39; Maya added. & # 39; I think it got a bit out of hand, but that's just because we now live in 2018. & # 39;
& # 39; I don't want this to happen: black girl, drugs, something funky happened, what do you expect? & # 39; said Mr. McHenry, who expressed his accident about how his daughter's death was reported.
He went out of her way to point out that she was not a wild child of a celebrity and her death was something that could have happened to someone & # 39; s girl & # 39;
Lyric appeared in the reality show of her best friend EJ Johnson (the son of Magic Johnson)
Lyric McHenry, pictured with her sister Maya and father Doug. While her sister struggled to answer if Lyric had an addiction problem, her father said: & I don't think she was struggling with addiction & # 39; and added & # 39; I think she partyed & # 39;
This map shows the timeline of events that led to the disappearance of Lyric and the subsequent discovery on a viaduct in the Bronx
Her ex-boyfriend Charles Mwalimu, who started dating Lyric when they were studying at Stanford University until 2017, claimed McHenry had a coke addiction.
& # 39; Especially if you have money and go out all the time with people who do, some people keep that drug closer than others, & # 39; he said to the times. & # 39; After a while it became something informal. & # 39;
"Over time, it was sort of reaching a place where her addiction really started to solidify and escalate," he added.
Mwalimu claims that her drug use had risen to the point that he encouraged her to seek advice in the summer of 2017, but that she opposed any help.
Despite the breakup, he says they remained friends.
At the beginning of September McHenry was laid to rest in a private funeral attended by family friend Magic Johnson.
& # 39; Yesterday was a difficult day when we let Lyric McHenry, a daughter of Cookie and I and best friend of EJ, rest & # 39 ;, he wrote on social media at the time. & # 39; We have known Lyric since she was a baby and shared many lifelong memories with her and her family. & # 39;
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