Family Wonders If Woman Was Murdered For Being Gay

WREG-TV Memphis
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July 17, 2012

A growing memorial still sits at the spot where 20-year-old Marquita Jones was shot and killed Saturday.
There are still plenty of questions about who killed her.
Alexus Thomas says she was Jones’ girlfriend for the last 4 months, “I know I am not .”,” says Thomas.
Witnesses told Thomas the shooter apparently waited for Jones to arrive home.
There had been a suspicious red truck parked near her apartment Saturday morning.
“They just heard “b–” and then a pow. It was not a normal gun shot,” says Thomas.
Maruqita Jones’ aunt, Diamone Mourning, said her niece’s attraction to women was a problem for some men and that may have led to this final act of violence.