BREAKING: NYPD arrest second teen in connection with stabbing murder of Tessa Majors
- A second teenager has been charged with the murder of Tessa Majors on December 11
- The 14-year-old – who is believed to have been the boy who stabbed Major’s death – is now confronted with two counts of murder
- A 13-year-old boy is already in custody of Majors’ death – but he is believed to have witnessed the stabbing
The NYPD has the teenager who, according to them, stabbed Tessa Majors during a failed robbery in Manhattan.
The 14-year-old was taken into custody at the end of Friday and charged with two counts of murder almost two months after the horrific murder shocked in New York City.
In addition to the two murder attacks, one intentional and one crime, the teenager is also confronted with multiple burglaries.
Cops claim that 18-year-old Majors, a student at prestigious Barnard College, was confronted with a group of teenagers walking through Morningside Park on the evening of December 11, before being stabbed in a failed robbery.
A 13-year-old boy is already being held in custody, but claims that he only witnessed the incident and was not responsible for stabbing Majors.
Tessa Majors, 18, was stabbed to death on December 11
A NYPD agent testified on Tuesday that he identified the only suspect accused of the murder of Tessa Majors because the 13-year-old boy was wearing the same sneakers as a teenager filmed leaving the park afterwards.
Majors was attacked as she walked through Morningside Park on the Upper West Side on December 11.
Days later, the NYPD arrested the 13-year-old boy – who chooses to not call DailyMail.com because he is a minor – for violations.
Detectives say he confessed that he was part of the group that killed her, but said he stopped to watch two older boys stab her.
The two ‘other boys’ he referred to were both questioned and released. A large jury is now weighing charges against them.
During a hearing on Tuesday where Tessa’s father was present, police officer Randys Ramos Luna testified how he tracked down the boy.
He had watched a grainy surveillance video of three young teenagers leaving the park shortly after the murder and, according to The New York Post, he thought they should be students at a nearby high school in Harlem.
He went to a residential area near the school and found the 13 year old.
Luna said he had played the boy the video and, without being asked, the boy raised his trouser leg to show him the sneakers he was wearing that were the same as the sneakers that one of the boys in the video was wearing.
He was booked on entering the site, Luna said, and later attacked when he “confessed.”
Tessa was stabbed in December last year on these stairs in Morningside Park, on the Upper West Side
The boy’s lawyers have already despised the alleged “confession.” They say it was made when none of them were present.
The other two boys were interrogated and released, although the NYPD committed one of their faces in the national media and claimed that he was “fleeing” somewhere “in the south.”
Tuesday’s hearing was the start of the trial to determine what kind of evidence will be admitted during the 13-year-old boy’s trial.
Majors was attacked when she walked through the park in the late afternoon.
She was freshman at Barnard College and the murder sent shock waves through the city.
Many said it was reminiscent of the crime of the 1970s and 1980s in New York.
Police union leaders blamed Bill de Blasio and said he made it difficult for regular police to fight street crime.
The Majors’ family has not condemned anyone. They say they just want to know what happened to her.
Tribute to Tessa outside of Morningside Park. No one has been convicted of her murder