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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 01:13 PM

13-year-old charged in fatal stabbing of Barnard student; others sought

Source: NBC News

13-year-old charged in fatal stabbing of Barnard student; others sought
College freshman Tessa Majors, 18, was stabbed repeatedly in Morningside Park, not far from Barnard's campus.

Stabbing death of 18-year-old student shocks college community

DEC. 13, 2019 01:36
Dec. 13, 2019, 8:42 AM EST / Updated Dec. 13, 2019, 12:29 PM EST

By Elisha Fieldstadt

A 13-year-old has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors in a New York City park, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials.

The teen faces charges of second-degree murder, robbery and a weapons-related charge, the officials said. His specific role in the death was not immediately clear.

The juvenile was apprehended at about 11 p.m. Thursday, and as of Friday was not being charged as an adult.

Investigators are seeking two other people whom they believe had a role in the attack.

Majors, 18, was stabbed repeatedly in Morningside Park, not far from Barnard's campus, before 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the New York Police Department.
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Majors, who was from Virginia, played in a band and had recently played her first gig in New York City, according to her Instagram. She graduated from St. Anne's-Belfield School in Charlottesville this year before beginning at Barnard, according to an obituary in the Augusta Free Press, where she interned in spring.

"Tess was a light that shined brightly and our hearts will never be the same," the Majors family said in a statement. "She was very special and very loved."
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Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/18-year-old-barnard-student-s-fatal-stabbing-leads-arrest-n1101381

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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 03:34 PM

1. Horrific..!! very sad..

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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 10:16 PM

2. Tessa Majors was the daughter of novelist and English professor Inman Majors.

 

She didn't put up a fight.

Two boys grabbed her in a chokehold and the third stabbed her repeatedly in the stomach.

In the end, they didn't even bother stealing anything.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 02:10 AM

3. The 13 y.o. was charged with felony murder in Family Court...

Felony murder can be charged when someone participated in another crime (typically robbery) during the course of which someone was killed. It is not a crime that would send the case to adult court for someone of this age.

He apparently identified his cohorts, one of whom has been detained, but has not been charged (as of now). The second teen is 14 years old.

The police are still looking for the third, who is being described as the person who stabbed her 6 times. They had already taken her stuff when he did so. It appears that the murder was caught on a camera in the park, so they must have a sense of how the events unfolded.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 09:09 AM

4. Why'd the little fuckers have to kill her?

One can just imagine what model citizens they’ll be when they reach adulthood.

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