On Wednesday, August 10th, 2011, Suzette York, age 49, was stabbed multiple times inside a classroom at the Memphis Junior Academy at 50 North Mendenhall Road in East Memphis. Ms. York was pronounced dead at the scene. Memphis Police Department officers made the scene of the crime and arrested 16 year-old Eduardo Marmolejo.
Memphis Police Department Homicide investigators conducted the investigation and later charged Marmolejo with first degree murder. He was taken into custody and transported to Shelby County Juvenile Court and detained there. The Shelby County Medical Examiner determined that Suzette York’s death was a criminal homicide.
On September 7th, 2011, after a hearing was held in Juvenile Court, Marmolejo was transferred into the custody of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department to be tried as an adult for the murder of Suzette York.
Marmolejo is charged with first degree murder.