The New York Police Department (NYPD) has confirmed that an individual has confessed to the gruesome stabbing murder of a college student earlier this week, and the culprit is reportedly a 13-year-old boy.
Law enforcement found the 13-year-old boy while searching the area surrounding Morningside Park where the body was discovered. They found him around 4:20 pm on Thursday afternoon wearing clothes that matched the description of clothes that witnesses claimed were worn by the suspect.
He was arrested for criminal trespass after he was found in the lobby of a building at Manhattan Avenue and 119th Street. Cops found that he was carrying a knife, and booked him on illegal weapons charges as well. The boy then confessed to the murder while he was at the police station as his uncle accompanied him.
The boy now faces second degree murder charges in addition to robbery and weapons charges. He will be tried in family court due to his age, and his identity has been masked from the public for the same reason as well. The police are questioning another juvenile about the murder, and believe there may be another accomplice that they are still on the hunt to find.
Tessa Majors, an 18-year-old college student at Barnard College in New York City, was found stabbed to death in a Manhattan Park on Wednesday night. Her family and the community at large are shocked and disgusted at what took place.
“We are devastated by the senseless loss of our beautiful and talented Tess. We are thankful for the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from across the country. We would also like to express our appreciation for the efforts of the men and women of the NYPD, who continue to work diligently on this case,” the Majors family said in a statement.
CBS New York interviewed students who were thunderstruck by the loss of one of their colleagues.
“We’ve lost somebody who is really special to us, and no arrest of one person or multiple people is going to do that, but it might help us sleep better at night,” said Eric, a Columbia student.
“I think it’s really sad that it’s such a young man because I think you can see that,” Caitlin Walsh said. “I was really, really scared on Wednesday night, Thursday and even today just walking alone and being outside alone. So it’s better to know they have something.”
“That’s just tragic. I mean there’s no justice here,” a man named Eric said.
The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), a labor union that represents the NYPD, released a statement following the stabbing essentially blaming the lax criminal justice policies of left-wing Mayor Bill de Blasio for the murder.
Your full of shit, say no more, people don’t believe you and have no faith in you. Your anti police policies have emboldened the criminal element to run freely, to rape,rob and murder. You have sided with criminals and placated the loud & unruly YOU have RUINED New York City. https://t.co/CM8Wv5D4y7
— SBA (@SBANYPD) December 12, 2019
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