Grand jury will be convened in Tessa Majors stabbing murder case to decide which charges should be brought against two underage boys who were questioned and released
- The two boys were questioned by NYPD detectives after Tessa’s death
- Both were released without charge; a 13-year-old boy is still being held in custody
- Tessa was stabbed and left for dead in Morningside Park on December 11
- The 18-year-old Barnard College student was robbed and stabbed repeatedly
Tessa Majors was stabbed to death on December 11
A grand jury will be convened to decide whether or not charges should be brought against two underage boys who were questioned and released in the Tessa Majors murder.
The two boys were hauled in by NYPD detectives last year after Majors, an 18-year-old freshman was stabbed to death in Morningside Park, Upper West Manhattan, on December 11.
They were however released without charge. One 13-year-old boy is still in custody on murder charges.
He will be held in juvenile custody until his trial date.
He is said to have told detectives that the group put her in a chokehold and robbed her and that she was stabbed because she put up a fight.
His attorneys have however cast doubt on that ‘confession’ and say he was improperly interviewed without a lawyer present.
One of the to 14-year-old boys was described by officers as being on the run ‘in the South’.
After issuing his photograph – but not his name – to the media, he was found and brought back for questioning but was later released.
Tessa’ s family from Virginia traveled to New York after her death. They said that they were only interested in finding out what happened to her in one of the few statements they have released.
NYPD officials and union bosses rushed to exchange crossed words with Mayor Bill de Blasio after Tessa’s death, saying he no longer lets them do their jobs by telling them to take a more relaxed approach to crime.
There were also multiple conflicting reports about some of the most basic information involving the investigation from the beginning.
Families for the two 14-year-old boys say they are innocent.
It is unclear when the grand jury will reach a decision.
Tributes to Tessa outside Morningside Park. No one has yet been convicted of her murder