13 Year Old Wanted For Murder Of 18-Year-Old Student At NYC Park

A 14-year-old boy wanted for the murder of Tessa Majors made a run for it on the way to the police station on Monday.

New York, NY – Police are hunting for a 14-year-old boy wanted for the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors as one of the 13-year-old suspects in her murder was headed to court on Tuesday morning.

Police believe that the 18-year-old Majors was walking through Morningside Park, near the Barnard campus, shortly before 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 when she was attacked by three teenagers who were trying to rob her, CNN reported.

Police said she staggered up a staircase onto the street where a school security guard found her and called 911, CBS News reported.

Majors was transported to Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital where she died from her wounds.

Police arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the murder a day later after he was spotted trespassing in the lobby of a building nearby the crime scene while wearing clothing that matched the description of the suspect, according to CNN.

New York Police Department (NYPD) Detective Vincent Signoretti testified at hearing on Friday that the 13-year-old suspect said he went to the park with two friends on the night of the stabbing to rob people.

Det. Signoretti said Majors was not the boys’ first robbery target that night, The New York Times reported.

“They followed a man with the intention of robbing him and decided not to,” the detective said.

Det. Signoretti testified that the 13 year old told him he watched his two friends grab Majors and put her in a chokehold while they took things out of her pockets, The New York Times reported.

Then the boy said that one of his friends began stabbing their victim with a knife and he watched feathers fly out of her coat, according to the detective.

Police said a folding knife with a four-inch blade was found near the crime scene and is being tested for DNA and fingerprints, The New York Times reported.

Law enforcement sources said the 13-year-old suspect was interviewed by police and confessed with his uncle present.

They also said that the information he provided to detectives has led to other suspects, The New York Times reported.

Police detained a 14-year-old boy on Friday for questioning, but he was later released.

However, he was asked to return to the police station for more questions on Monday night and was being driven there by a family member when he jumped out of the car in Harlem and fled, CBS News reported.

A manhunt is underway in New York City for the 14-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Majors.

Officials said a third suspect – another 13-year-old boy - that police have not yet located is believed to be the one who stabbed Majors, The New York Times reported.

Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins infuriated Majors family when he mentioned the murdered Charlottesville native’s name during a radio interview on Sunday morning as he was discussing lax marijuana laws in New York City, NBC News reported.

"An 18-year-old college student at one of the most prestigious universities is murdered in a park, and what I'm understanding, she was in the park to buy marijuana," Mullins said. "And you think about that, we don't enforce marijuana laws anymore. We're basically hands-off on the enforcement of marijuana."

"So here, we have a student murdered by a 13-year-old and we have a common denominator of marijuana. You know, my question to the people of New York City is, 'Why is this happening?’” he asked.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was the intended target of Mullins’ criticism, fired back at the union boss on Twitter.

“Think of Tessa’s parents, her friends. This is heartless. It’s infuriating. We don’t shame victims in this city,” de Blasio tweeted.

Police have not said on the record what the Barnard student was doing in Morningside Park when she was attacked, NBC News reported.

Mullins apologized for his remarks but said they were aimed at the mayor and had been taken out of context, WABC reported.

"This student Tess Majors is clearly a victim of a robbery homicide," he said. "She went to a prestigious school. Her family is suffering. But in many ways, I blame the mayor for trying to slant this in a different direction."

Mullins said he had been making the point that Morningside Park had become much less safe and de Blasio’s policies were responsible, NBC News reported.

Comments (49)
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mattyblueice
mattyblueice

Shoot to kill. I rather my tax dollars pay for a bullet rather than to house and feed a thug for life

Martha D. Lockwood
Martha D. Lockwood

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GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

I don't care how young the punk is, try him as an adult and give him the death penalty!

RIP, Tessa!

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

13-14 year olds! Where's mom and pop! Starts getting dark at 4-4:30, It is completely dark at 7 pm! I'd hate to live somewhere where that a damned park is more dangerous then the vast woods I hike and hunt in! I cross paths with puma's, black bears, badgers, fox or bobcats! I have run ins with these along with Timber rattlers longer then I am tall! These guy's should be charged as adults! Don't tell AOC that! She'll have another melt down

Hollink31
Hollink31

So sad, R.I.P beautiful Tessa .

stooge819
stooge819

Gee, I wonder why the media hasn't at least given us a description of the suspect. Height, weight, clothing, race. You know, because maybe the public could assist in locating him for law enforcement. Odd.

jarhead24
jarhead24

The media could care less about these animals who murdered this girl. It was a non-story as soon as they found out the perps were of color.

428-LEO
428-LEO

Show the little bastards pic. Have the city get in on the hunt for this little hood rat usual suspect.

flybynight
flybynight

Could this be yet another troll free story?

LEO0301
LEO0301

Mullins didn't do himself any favors with that comment. Looking to buy marijuana, if in fact that is what she was doing, didn't kill her. Three children without any adult supervision looking to rob people killed her. This may not go over well with some of you but marijuana should be legalized. Alcohol consumption kept me employed for 25 years responding to drunk drivers, drunk driver accidents, and drunk person domestics and fights. On the other hand I never once dealt with a violent stoned person.

gfc1963
gfc1963

One of HCD's cousins I suspect.

bluelinestrong
bluelinestrong

The real problem is no one holds kids responsible for anything. These punks need to be held fully responsible. They knew enough to have a knife and act in concert so they knew what they were doing. Now turn the tables I'm walking and they try to rob me try or actually do stab me. I am licensed to carry and shoot them. Then is the poor baby was only 13. And now the victim becomes the criminal

rds40
rds40

Roger Stone had a swat team and tb coverage. This kid gets a phone call to tell mom and the lawyer to drive him in? NYC and their Mayor is a joke.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

There is no doubt in my mind the suspects are black. Simply weighing the odds. This crap of keeping the juveniles identity a secret is getting old, with all the crime they are dishing out. People need to know what and who to watch out for.

John Q Citizen
John Q Citizen

"Law enforcement sources said the 13-year-old suspect was interviewed by police and confessed with his uncle present." - No parent ? SMH

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

One of Obama’s participation trophy spoiled brat pieces of shit. Parenting at its finest!!

Pacho
Pacho

The clasical blacks punks are the guilties...

Stanracer
Stanracer

Three if the usual suspects. Sad!

Zpwjs
Zpwjs

A scary issue on this is people taking punishment into their own hands since the courts go a little light.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Sadly and I don't want this to happen to anyone but unless something happens to a "lawmakers" family member nothing will be done. They will continue to allow this kind of thing to happen without consequence. My thoughts and prayers are with her family who were robbed of a family member who was on the right path, vs thug kids without sense of right or wrong or the desire to work to get what they want in life.

Janken
Janken

If he can talk and walk he can pay the price because he was old enough to know right from wrong. Those punks are nothing but garbage kids. No matter how hard life is. Sad that the mentality of parents cant see what they have done and what they do to kids as parents

Patriot63
Patriot63

It's pathetic that the 3 kids went to the park to rob people like it's a common type of activity for there entertainment. That's sick. With no proof the made the accusation that the young lady was in the park to purchase marijuana which is a hit on her caricature yet they didn't put it on record. At 7 pm she could have been just having a peaceful walk in the park that people are known to do from time to time.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects

alicefae
alicefae

Heartbreaking, in every way. God bless the victim and may God save the little criminals who murdered her. Their lives are ruined, probably from birth they never had a chance of being anything other than what they are. Murderers.

tfort
tfort

13? That is so wrong. What kind of kid could have that in him?

61mouse
61mouse

DeBOZO is right he don't shame victims . HE MAKES IT EASIER TO BECOME A VICTIM

BillLEO
BillLEO

I wish these thugs tried to rob me. The case would be concluded and solved!

Mo_
Mo_

So where's the photos of these little demons? They need to be charged with murder and the death penalty applied when they are of age. End of story. You're old enough to do something this evil, you need to pay for it. Enough with coddling these little demons.