Court Date Set For Teen

A Juvenile Court judge in Memphis is set to hear arguments about a 16-year-old’s mental state and whether he should be moved to adult court to face charges for the murder of his private school principal.

Eduardo Marmolejo is expected to appear before the judge Wednesday. State prosecutors and defense lawyers are expected to present results of mental evaluations of the teen, who is charged with fatally stabbing the principal of a Christian school on the third day of classes this year.

Lawyers also will argue about whether the teen should be transferred to adult court, a move that state prosecutors support and defense attorneys oppose.

Memphis Junior Academy principal Suzette York was stabbed multiple times and left to die in a pool of blood in a classroom Aug. 10.