Autopsy report reveals details about teacher's brutal death

Suzette York
Suzette York
Eduardo Marmolejo
Eduardo Marmolejo

(WMC-TV) - An newly-released autopsy report describes the death of a Memphis principal with brutal detail.

Eduardo Marmolejo, 16, is accused of killing his principal, Suzette York, on the first day of school.

After the murder, Shelby County DA Amy Weirich's office requested the case be moved to adult criminal court.

"The law allows for the judge to transfer and we believe it's our responsibility if the case warrants to ask a judge to do that," she said.

Prosecutors believe York's murder definitely qualifies. In fact, they say York likely never made a sound after she was stabbed in the neck nine times, suffering wounds to her windpipe and jugular vein.

The severity of the injuries are outlined the autopsy report, which lists the manner of York's death as homicide. Some of the stab wounds, according to the report, were 3 1/2 inches deep.

York was killed August 10th in a classroom at the Seventh Day Adventist affiliated Memphis Junior Academy - a crime that left the small school in shock.

York's suspected killer, Marmolejo, was the school's only 11th grader, and could now face the possibility of life in prison.

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