MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A jury has convicted a 20-year-old Memphis man of shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl in Zodiac Park in 2016.
Marcus Malone was found guilty of 26 criminal counts, including first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. He initially faced 38 counts but 12 were dismissed.
Prosecutors say Malone fired 17 shots, hitting the victims in the back. They say he gave police a signed confession that night, admitting to killing Tello.
Malone’s sentencing is Jan. 10.