A man awaiting trial for allegedly killing his girlfriend and her cousin last year is now charged with attempting to kill his cellmate.
Demeko “Meko” Duckworth was charged with attempted homicide overnight resulting from an incident that allegedly happened Saturday at the Criminal Justice Center.
In July 2010, Duckworth, 32, surrendered to U.S. Marshals near Stone Mountain, Ga., days after police believed he shot and killed 38-year-old Clarence Goins around the same time he brutally murdered his girlfriend (Goins’ cousin) 30-year-old Asia Wade in the Elizabeth Road home Duckworth and Wade shared with Wade’s four young children.
In an affidavit supporting the charge against Duckworth, Joedon Bradley, 23, claims that he was trying to sleep in his cell when Duckworth entered and covered Bradley’s face with a shirt.
That led to a struggle during which Duckworth allegedly pinned Bradley to a wall, pulled out a knife or shank, and cut Bradley multiple times on his head, neck and back. Davidson County Sheriff’s Office deputies then arrived to break up the scuffle.
Bradley, who has been incarcerated with Duckworth for about 11 months, said during the altercation Duckworth said, “My brother is dead. Now you are going to die.” Bradley said Duckworth assumed Bradley saw who killed his brother.
In 2010, a federal grand jury indicted Bradley along with 26 other associates of the Bloods gang on various charges including conspiracy to participate in racketeering.
Duckworth remains in jail on $1 million bond while he awaits trial for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and felony weapons charges. He’s set to appear in court on this latest charge next week.