The third suspect suspect in the stabbing death of Barnard College student, Tessa Majors has been taken into custody
NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted on Thursday that the boy had been questioned and released
The teen suspect, believed to have wielded the knife that killed Majors, was reportedly located and detained in the Bronx in New York
Cops had been searching for the teenager since Tessa was attacked in Manhattan’s Morningside Park on December 11
The boy bolted from a car on December 15 while being driven to the police station by an adult and had been on the run since
He is one of three youths police believe were involved in the stabbing of Tessa
A 13-year-old male suspect has been charged as an accomplice, while another boy, 14, was questioned and released
NYPD announced that the 14-year-old suspect [left], in the stabbing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors [right] has been taken into custody after being on the run for two weeks
A 13-year-old boy arrested December 13 and charged as a juvenile with felony murder told detectives he was at the park with the other youths but wasn’t the one who stabbed Majors.
The other 14-year-old suspect was questioned for several hours, also on December 13, but police let him go, Chief Harrison said.
Tessa Majors [photo], was fatally stabbed while walking in Manhattan’s Morningside Park just before 7pm – on Dec 11, two days before the start of final exams at Barnard college
The victim, a student at a nearby college was stabbed just below street level while walking in the Morningside park, just before 7pm on Dec 11. She staggered up a flight of stairs [photo], to street level where a police officer on patrol found her, collapsed on a crosswalk
Majors, whose death has troubled city leaders and college administrators, both for its proximity to campus and its apparent randomness, was stabbed while walking in the park just before 7pm – two days before the start of final exams at Barnard, which is an all-women’s school that is part of New York’s Columbia University.
She staggered up a flight of stairs to street level and collapsed on a crosswalk, before she was found by a patrol cop.
She died shortly after, in a nearby hospital