Posted on January 2, 2020

Barnard Student’s Suspected Killer, 13, Denied Release

Vandana Rambaran, Fox News, January 2, 2020

A New York City judge denied release for the 13-year-old boy suspected of murdering 18-year-old Barnard student Tessa Majors on Dec. 11 in Morningside Park.

The teen, whose identity has not been released by Fox News because he is a minor, appeared before Judge Carol Goldstein at the New York Family Court Thursday looking somber and dressed in all black.


Police say the 13-year-old was one of three teens in the park around 7 p.m. on that fatal evening when the group allegedly attempted to rob Majors, a college freshman, and brutally stabbed her when she resisted.

The 13-year-old suspect has been charged with second-degree murder, first- and second-degree robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon. His trial is expected to begin on March 16.