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Police: 14-year-old arrested in murder of Tessa Majors

Posted at 12:59 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 18:24:33-05

NEW YORK -- A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park in December, according to police.

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference Saturday that the male suspect has been indicted by a grand jury and was taken into custody Friday night without incident.
It is believed he is the suspected stabber in the incident, WPIX reported.

The teen faces charges of two counts of second-degree murder, one count of robbery and three counts of second-degree robbery, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

The suspected stabber made a recorded statement regarding the incident and there was substantial blood analysis in the case, Vance said.

This is the second arrest made in connection to the Dec. 11 deadly stabbing.

A 13-year-old boy was previously charged in family court in connection to Majors’ death, though he is not accused of stabbing her.

In terms of other suspects possibly involved, authorities said an active investigation remains ongoing.

Officials said an arraignment for the 14-year-old suspect is scheduled for Feb. 19.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.