14-Year-Old Questioned In Death Of Barnard College Student Released


Earlier in the day, NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins said on John Catsimatidis radio that he understood "that [majors] were in the park to buy marijuana" when she was killed at 5:30 p.m. has been.

The 13-year-old was found with a knife and admitted being involved in the attempted robbery and stabbing, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told CNN on Friday. "We're basically hands-off on the enforcement of marijuana", Mullins continued.

A 13-year-old suspect in the deadly stabbing of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors told police he watched as two friends grabbed and robbed her before one of them slashed her, according to a published report.

"There is no allegation my client touched the complainant in this case", Ms Kaplan said.

Police recommend charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon against the teen, the source said.

Majors was attacked by an unknown number of people on Wednesday night as she walked through Morningside Park near campus, police said. "He picked up the knife and handed it back to his friend and observed his friend to be using it against Tessa Majors", Rachel Glantz, an attorney for New York City, said according to NBC News. The Times reported he is 14-years-old.

Majors managed to stagger from the park to look for assistance in a nearby school safety stall, and has been declared dead in a hospital.

Police are reportedly still searching for a third suspect.

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Majors was from Charlottesville, Virginia, where she previously attended a boarding school.

"Tess was a shining light in our community, a good friend, respected classmate, trusted teammate, and creative and passionate musician", David Lourie, head of St. Anne's-Belfield School, said, where counsellors were provided for students and alumni.

Majors' family, in their statement, said it is "interested in knowing what exactly happened to Tess and who committed her murder". "We have students from all over the country being sent here to go to Columbia and Barnard College, and I question, are their parents aware of what is going on in and around the university parks and streets?"

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement shortly after the attack, "The close-knit community at Barnard College is in shock right now".

Lydia Pickering lived two houses down from Majors when they were kids, she told CNN.

On Sunday, the staircase in the center of the park was illuminated in memory of Tessa Majors.

Majors played bass guitar in a group called Patient 0, which introduced its first record in September, based on her Instagram account.