Boy, 14, is sentenced to six months in juvenile detention for handing knife to older teen who ‘stabbed Tessa Majors to death’
- Majors, 18, was stabbed to death in Manhattan’s Morningside Park in December
- Three teens were arrested; one was 13 at the time and the other two were 14
- The 13-year-old was charged as a minor; his role was passing the knife to the suspected killer
- The older two – Rashaun Weaver and Luchiano Lewis – have been charged as adults
- They both pleaded not guilty are awaiting trial
- The younger defendant – who DailyMail.com is not naming because he was charged as a minor – was sentenced on Monday
Tessa Majors, 18, was stabbed to death in December
The youngest defendant in the Tessa Majors murder case was sentenced to six months in juvenile detention on Monday.
The teenager – who DailyMail.com is not naming because he was a minor when the attack happened and because he was charged as a child – was 13 when he handed over the knife that two older boys allegedly used to kill Majors.
Majors, a freshman at Barnard College on the Upper West Side, was stabbed multiple times in the attack in December in Morningside Park.
Rashaun Weaver is accused of fatally stabbing her and Luchiano Lewis is accused of holding her back while he did it.
The pair were both 14 at the time of the incident but they have been charged as adults. They have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial.
The 13-year-old had been facing a maximum of 18 months in prison.
Before his sentencing, he told the judge: ‘I went into Morningside Park in Manhattan with Rashaun and Lucci.
‘We went to the park planning to rob someone.
‘In the park, one of my friends dropped a knife. I picked up the knife and handed it to Rashaun.
‘After that, we saw Tessa Majors walking on the stairs inside the park.
Tessa was stabbed at these stairs in Morningside Park, on the Upper West Side, in December last year
The charges come nearly two months after the gruesome slaying shocked New York City. Pictured: The stairs upon which Majors was stabbed
‘Rashaun went up to her and said something to her and Tessa yelled for help. Rashaun used the knife that I had handed to him to stab Tessa and I saw feathers coming out of her coat.
‘Then I saw Rashaun take a plastic bag out of her pocket.
‘Tessa went up the stairs towards Morningside Drive and Rashaun, Lucci and I followed her up to the platform.
‘After that, Rashaun, Lucci and I ran out of the park together.’
The investigation into the teenager’s death was haphazard and involved the NYPD interviewing then releasing the boys at various points.
One then was accused by the department of going on the run ‘to the South’.
Both their families say they are innocent.
Rashaun Weaver (left) is accused of fatally stabbing her and Luchiano Lewis (right) is accused of holding her back while he did it. They were both charged as adults and are awaiting trial