Teen charged in IHOP murder transferred to adult court
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The teen accused of murdering a man at an IHOP on Sycamore View in June has been transferred from juvenile court to adult court.
Sebastian Vaughn, 16, is charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of a theft.
Police said he met up with the victim, Marlo Williams, in order to buy marijuana.
During the meeting, a struggle ensued, and police said Vaughn shot Williams.
Detectives have said Vaughn sent a Snapchat of Williams’ body to his friends just moments after killing him.
Vaughn took both the money and the drugs before fleeing the scene, police said.
He was arrested and charged and had been in juvenile court since.
However, the district attorney general has examined the case and the court’s records and sought to transfer Vaughn to adult criminal court.
WREG is waiting to receive his mugshot.
Also charged in this case is the mother of Vaughn’s girlfriend.
Lee-Ann Coombs is charged with disposing of the gun used in the murder.
According to investigators, Coombs admitted to driving over the I-40 Mississippi River bridge with her daughter and stopping so her daughter could throw the backpack into the river.
So far, no charges have been filed against the girlfriend.