A 13-year-old has been arrested in connection with the killing of Barnard Freshman Tessa Majors, who was stabbed to death in Morningside Park early Wednesday evening. It’s not clear that the boy was the person who stabbed her, but he has apparently implicated himself in the attack, the Times reported.
“The boy was charged with murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, one official said.
In his statements to the police, the boy had implicated himself in the attack but had not confessed, the official said.
Investigators suspected that the boy was part of a group that attacked Ms. Majors on Wednesday night as she was walking through Morningside Park in Manhattan.”
CNN reported that the boy was wearing clothes that matched a suspect description.
“The 13-year-old was observed by police Thursday in the lobby of a building near the Manhattan neighborhood where the stabbing occurred one day earlier, according to the source. He was wearing clothes matching the description given for the suspect in the Barnard student’s killing. He was picked up on suspicion of criminal trespass.”
We will have more on this as we receive information.