Boy, 13, confesses in stabbing death of Barnard student

Clay Curtis
December 14, 2019

NY police spokesman Andrew Lava declined comment on the arrest of the boy but Police Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted later that detectives "are making significant progress, and we will have major updates to announce very soon".

Bollinger told the gathering the attacks had left him unmoored for several reasons: because Majors was one of the youngest members of the community; because as a parent and grandparent he could readily imagine the pain her family is feeling; and because the tragedy had happened only a few yards in front of the home where he and his wife live, "so we will forever have the searing reality of that physical proximity". "Please know that we are all grieving together and I am thinking of you as we process this terrible news as a community", the statement read. He's expected to be charged with murder, robbery, and weapons possession.

Police said she was accosted by as many as three individuals and stabbed during a struggle. "One of the security guards saw her and called 911".

The 13-year-old was observed by police Thursday in the lobby of a building near the Manhattan neighborhood where the stabbing occurred one day earlier, according to the source. "My nephew did not do that".

CBS2 and other local news channels reported that the boy, whose name has not been disclosed, confessed to police that he and two friends tried to rob Majors and stabbed her.

Majors was stabbed near the Manhattan all-women's school in an armed robbery on Wednesday evening, said Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock. "Please know that we are all grieving together and I am thinking of you as we process this very bad news as a community". "Safe to say the first NYC show went well", she proudly posted on Instagram just two months ago.

PHOTO: An undated photo shows Tessa Majors, an 18-year old Barnard College student who died after she was stabbed in Morningside Park in Upper Manhattan, N.Y., December 11, 2019.

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The person was not authorized to speak publicly and did so on condition of anonymity Friday. "Tess shone brightly in this world and our hearts will never be the same".

A fellow Barnard student, Lexi Phelan, told CNN that Majors was excited about life and devoted to her music.

"She had a younger brother, two years younger", Burton said. Majors was like an older sister, she told CNN. "Her personality put others at ease and she lit up any room she was in with her passion".

People enter the main gate to Barnard College, in New York City's Upper West Side, on December 12, 2019.

The university added that it is cooperating with the NYPD in its investigation and has offered counseling to students.

"She was one of the sweetest people I know".

"The close-knit community at Barnard College is in shock right now", de Blasio said in a tweet. "We've lost a young woman full of potential in a senseless act of violence".

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