Pretrial hearing scheduled for man accused in shooting of Texas High student

Kamorion Meachem

TEXARKANA, Texas -- A pretrial hearing is scheduled Monday for a man accused of killing a Texas High School student in 2021.

Kamorion Lamar Meachem, 19, will go on trial Nov. 29 in Bowie County 5th District Court. Meachem was indicted on a charge of murder in the Oct. 25, 2021, shooting on Sidney Drive that claimed the life of Ulises Martinez, 17.

Meachem, who remains in jail on a $1 million bail, reportedly was sent home from school Oct. 25, 2021, after a verbal confrontation with Martinez and some of Martinez' friends, according to a probable cause affidavit. Meachem allegedly had a friend text his address on Sidney to Martinez so the fighting could continue.

Meachem allegedly became upset because his sister was hit in the face while trying to break up a fight between other youths on the street and because his brother, Kieran, "was being stomped in the face by Ulises," according to the affidavit. Meachem allegedly shot Martinez once in the chest after waving the gun in the air had no effect on those engaged in the brawl.

If convicted of murder, Meachem faces five to 99 years or life in a Texas prison. He is represented by attorney Heath Hyde of Sulphur Springs, Texas.