Teen accused of killing local watermelon vendor posts bond

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 29, 2024 7:16 PM CT | Published: March 29, 2024 7:16 PM CT

Demarion Tackett, 16, is accused of killing John Materna. He posted his $100,000 bond that was set by Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Tarik Sugarmon on Feb. 7. 


Demarion Tackett John Materna
Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming covers Memphis and Shelby County’s court system and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He formerly covered education and earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.

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