Eduardo Marmolejo, who is facing first degree murder charges in death of Memphis Junior Academy principal Suzette York, said he planned to kill her since May and he knew he would be alone in classroom with her on Wednesday.

Eduardo Marmolejo is being charged with first degree murder in the death of Memphis Junior Academy principal Suzette York. According to the Commercial Appeal, Marmolejo, 17, told police he had planned to kill his principal since May.

The 17-year-old student at Memphis Junior Academy chose Wednesday because he knew he’d be alone in a classroom with York, 49, according to a police affidavit. So, at about 11 a.m., Marmolejo stabbed her multiple times, leaving her in a pool of blood at the East Memphis private school at 50 N. Mendenhall, police said. Source

He was the first and only 11th grader in the school, according to media reports. That explains why he knew he would be alone with her in the classroom. Still, what could drive Eduardo Marmolejo to harbor such a deep-rooted hatred for his principal? I am sure there is a story behind his feelings of hatred. That certainly doesn’t make it right. What’s sad is that two lives are lost because I am believe he will be charged as an adult, as he should. Two families are left in ruins and for what?