WREG-TV Memphis
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.