Police released photos of a 14-year-old wanted in connection with the killing of Barnard freshman Tessa Majors on Dec. 11. Police have arrested a 13-year-old for the crime, but believe he was part of a group of teenagers involved.
Neither of the boys’ names has been released. A lawyer for the 13-year-old has said that police improperly interviewed him without a lawyer present, casting doubt on his confession.
The 14-year-old shown in the photos is suspected of being the one who actually did the stabbing after a robbery escalated into violence, the Times reported. The boy’s family told police that they were driving him to the precinct to turn himself in when he bolted out of the car, but police are not sure the family is being honest about that, the Daily News reported.
Majors’ funeral is set for today at her high school in Charlottesville.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @ NYPDTips.
All calls are kept strictly confidential.