MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - The attorney for a Memphis teenager accused of killing his school principal expressed serious doubts about his client's ability to understand the legal process.
Defense lawyer Leslie Ballin appeared in court Friday on behalf of Eduardo Marmolejo.
Ballin said after the brief court hearing that he isn't certain the teen can follow the legal maneuvering surrounding him and said Marmolejo "might as well be in summer camp," referring to his comprehension.
Ballin noted that his client has not been indicted, but said he plans to plead not guilty to any eventual formal charges in the killing of Suzette York.
The 16-year-old waved at his parents as he was led from the courtroom. His case is being prosecuted as though he were an adult.
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