MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Court documents say a 16-year-old Christian school student charged with fatally stabbing his principal told police he spent the night before the attack sharpening a knife.
Eduardo Marmolejo is charged with murdering 49-year-old Suzette York, who was stabbed multiple times and left to die in a pool of blood in a classroom at Memphis Junior Academy on Aug. 10, 2011.
State prosecutors want to try the teenager as an adult. A hearing to review mental evaluations and decide whether to move the case out of juvenile court was postponed Wednesday. Defense attorneys want another week to finish their own investigation, which includes an independent mental evaluation.
Police affidavits obtained by The Associated Press say that Marmolejo told a detective he had planned to kill York since May.
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