MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The lawyer for a 17-year-old boy charged with fatally stabbing his high school principal says the teen is competent to stand trial.
Leslie Ballin, the lawyer for Eduardo Marmolejo, said Thursday that a doctor found no issues of competency or sanity in a mental evaluation of the teen.
Marmolejo has pleaded not guilty to adult first-degree murder charges in the fatal stabbing of 49-year-old Suzette York in August 2011. She was Marmolejo's principal at the private Memphis Junior Academy.
York's body was found in a pool of blood in a classroom on the third day of school. An autopsy showed she had cuts to her head and neck.
A hearing scheduled for Thursday was reset to Oct. 30. No trial date has been set.
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