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16-Year-Old Sentenced in Slaying of Tessa Majors

Rashaun Weaver tells court he wishes he could 'go back in time'

(Newser) - Update: Another teenager has been sentenced to prison in the slaying of Tessa Majors, a college student stabbed in a New York City park in 2019. Rashaun Weaver, 16, received 14 years to life Wednesday, after pleading guilty last month to murder, the AP reports. He read a statement in...

One of the Accused Killers of Tessa Majors Pleads Guilty

Luchiano Lewis faces up to life behind bars

(Newser) - One of two teens charged as adults in the fatal stabbing of a college student in a New York City park pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and robbery charges, the AP reports. Luchiano Lewis was accused of holding Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors in a headlock and preventing her from...

Tessa Majors' Parents Release Devastating Letter

First teen was sentenced Monday in plea deal; others are charged with Majors' murder

(Newser) - The young teen who took a plea deal in the death of Tessa Majors was sentenced Monday to 18 months in juvenile detention, at least six of which will be served in a facility before he could potentially be released and monitored, USA Today reports. The boy, who was 13...

Youngest Teen in Tessa Majors Murder Describes What He Saw

Boy who was 13 when arrested pleads guilty to first-degree robbery

(Newser) - The youngest of the boys accused of murdering Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park in December has taken a plea deal. The boy, who was 13 when he was arrested the day after Majors, a freshman at Barnard, was stabbed to death Dec. 11 in Morningside Park, on Wednesday pleaded...

A Deeper Look at Tessa Majors' Murder
The Tragedy of
Tessa Majors' Murder

The Tragedy of Tessa Majors' Murder

'New York' examines 2019 slaying of Barnard freshman

(Newser) - The details of the crime itself aren't in much dispute: Police say three boys, ages 13 and 14, robbed 18-year-old Tessa Majors in New York City's Morningside Park on the evening of December 11, 2019, and one of them fatally stabbed her when she put up a struggle....

'She Was Hanging Onto Her Phone': Final Tessa Majors Murder Suspect Arrested

All 3 teen boys now in custody in fatal New York stabbing

(Newser) - The third teenage suspect in the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors was arrested after he turned himself in to police Wednesday morning, CNN reports. Police arrested a 13-year-old boy the day after the Dec. 11 attack in New York City's Morningside Park, and on Friday arrested...

Slain Student's Plea: 'Help Me, I'm Being Robbed!'

Juvenile is arrested, will be tried for murder as an adult in killing of Tessa Majors

(Newser) - Two months after a Barnard College freshman was stabbed to death in a New York City park, police say they've caught the killer. The 14-year-old, identified as Rashaun Weaver, will be tried as an adult on charges of second-degree murder and robbery in the death of 18-year-old Tessa Majors,...

After NYPD's Unusual Step in Murder Case, an Arrest

Cops nab 14-year-old suspect in Tessa Majors case

(Newser) - New York City police say they've located a 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing a Barnard College freshman as she walked through a park near the school. Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted Thursday that the boy had been found but gave no other details, the AP reports. He'...

NYPD Takes 'Unusual' Step in Tessa Majors Case

Releases photos of teen suspect

(Newser) - The NYPD has released three photos of a teenage suspect in the Dec. 11 murder of a Barnard College student. Tessa Majors, 18, was fatally stabbed in Morningside Park during what police say was a robbery gone wrong; a 13-year-old allegedly linked to the attack is in custody but surveillance...

Suspect, 13, Kept His Distance in NYC Stabbing Video

Boy, 13, still considered a 'threat to public safety'

(Newser) - Dark and grainy surveillance video shows Barnard College student Tessa Majors struggling with two youths before she collapsed with stab wounds , according to court testimony. Detective Wilfredo Acevedo noted at Tuesday's hearing in Manhattan Family Court, however, that the 13-year-old suspect now in custody was not involved in the...

Suspect in Murder of NYC Student Flees on Way to Questioning

14-year-old was being driven to police precinct

(Newser) - Police in New York City are searching for a 14-year-old suspect in the murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors who was supposed to come in for questioning Monday. Sources tell the New York Daily News that the teenager was being driven to a police precinct Monday afternoon by either...

NYC Mayor Slams 'Infuriating' Claim on Murdered Student

Bill de Blasio says NYPD union chief shouldn't be 'shaming' Tessa Majors with marijuana claim

(Newser) - A 13-year-old suspect is in custody related to the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors , with police still seeking other suspects, but her killing has become what the New York Daily News calls a "political football," drawing in New York City's mayor, the head of the...

13-Year-Old Suspect in Student Killing: I Didn't Do It

Police say the boy watched it happen

(Newser) - A suspect in the killing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors looked nervous when asked his age. "I'm 13," he said. So began a surreal Friday court hearing in which the suspect's side of the story was conveyed by a police detective, the New York Times...

Police Arrest 13-Year-Old in Murder of Barnard Student

Other suspects sought in stabbing death of Tessa Majors

(Newser) - Police have arrested a 13-year-old in the stabbing death of 18-year-old Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors, reports ABC News . Authorities are looking for other suspects in the attack, which took place Wednesday evening in Morningside Park, located near the New York City campus. Police say they think it was a...

Teen Stabbing Victim Made It to Security Booth. It Was Empty

Teens questioned in fatal attack in Manhattan's Morningside Park

(Newser) - Manhattan police are questioning several teens in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old Barnard College freshman. A school security guard found Tessa Majors of Charlottesville, Va., stabbed multiple times in Morningside Park around 5:30pm Wednesday, per the New York Post . She was pronounced dead at a hospital. The New ...

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