Former Texas High student sentenced to 25 years for shooting death

Kamorion Lamar Meachem
Kamorion Lamar Meachem

NEW BOSTON, Texas -- A 19-year-old convicted of murder in the death of a fellow Texas High School student has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Kamorion Lamar Meachem was sentenced Friday night. Earlier Friday, he was found guilty in the Oct. 25, 2021, shooting death of Ulises Martinez, 17. Meachem could have received 99 years or life in prison.

Meachem and Martinez had argued earlier in the day at school after a female student took a juice cup off the table where Martinez and his friends were sitting and gave it to Meachem. Martinez became angry, took the juice cup from Meachem and threw it away, according to testimony in the three-day trial.

Martinez was shot during a confrontation later in the day at Meachem's home on Sidney Drive and pronounced dead at the scene.

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