A 16 year-old Grenada youth is dead as the result of a stabbing, and another 16 year-old is being charged with his murder.
According to Interim Chief Russell Carver, Marlon Jerelle Morgan died around midnight at Grenada Lake Medical Center as a result of knife wounds he suffered in a fight.
Carver also said that an individual he identified as Ladarius Rounds, a 10th grader at Grenada High School, is being held on $100,000 bond and is charged with stabbing Morgan to death.
The crime happened on Pine Hill St.
“As far as we can tell this was not gang related,” said Carver. “It isn’t clear exactly what started the altercation.”
According to Carver, Rounds was riding in a car with several friends shortly before the altercation. Carver couldn’t say exactly how the fight started. When police arrived shortly before midnight, Morgan was lying in the street. He died at the hospital.
According to Carver, police arrested Rounds about an hour later based in part on eye witness accounts.
Morgan’s body is on its way to Jackson to the state crime lab to undergo an autopsy.