to connectVideoGrowing calls for more security in the new YORK area, where Tessa Major, was killed
Todd Piro reports from Morningside Park, and the increase in crime.
The 13-year-old charged with the murder of a Barnard student, Tessa Major, appeared in court for a hearing on Tuesday, where a judge ordered that he remain in custody because of the serious nature of the offence and the risk to the safety of the public.
“The court finds that there is a serious risk of re-offending,” Judge Carol Bartlett, said during the Family Court in New York City, in spite of the pleas of the teen suspect’s attorney, Hannah Kaplan, who pointed out that her client has a strong support system, and it will be taken care of by his aunt and uncle, and has a strong presence in the school.
TESSA MAJOR FAMILY, BILL DE BLASIO, ORDERED POLICE OFFICIALS TO CLAIM THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR MARIJUANA IN THE PARK
The suspect, who Fox News has not identified because he is a minor, has been charged with second-degree murder, first-and second-degree robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon.
He was out in the garden with his aunt and uncle, his face was swollen, and he was wearing a sweater and it just said to identify himself / herself and his or her age.
Detective Wilfredo Acevedo, who was an officer of the New York city Police Department (NYPD), testified at the hearing that the 13-year-old told him during questioning that he and two other boys, at Morningside Park on Wednesday night, while the two other boys allegedly trying to steal from the Majors, and knifed her when she was trying to get them to stop it.
Acevedo told the court that the defendant said that he, together with two other persons, went to the park to steal from someone else,” and there was a man walking up the stairs of the park, but decided not to take him.
Shortly after, she came up Major, an 18-year-old college freshman. At that point, the 13-year-old also told investigators “that he took the knife and gave it to the people,” Acevedo said.
“One of the two individuals, the victim, Ms. Majors, to take it from her. She was One of the people had a knife put to her,” he said, adding that the defendant said, “it’s a stone’s throw away.”
Acevedo said the 13-year-old recalled one of the boys in the group to seize the Major, from behind, while another boy, cut her with a cross stitch on the move.” The 13-year-old, “did the feathers come from the chest area,” Acevedo said.
ACCUSED, 13, IN THE KILLING OF A BARNARD COLLEGE STUDENT, TESSA MAJORS IS ORDERED HELD WITHOUT BAIL
The badly injured student is reported to have tripped in the stairs in front of the park, after being left for dead and finally found a security guard, who called 911.
Officer as Defined in the Lewis, testified at the hearing that the Major was lying face-down in the park, the blood on her face, wheezing and trying to catch her breath. Lewis said the Major, had multiple stab wounds on her body, as well as lacerations to her face. Lewis said she administered CPR on the Major, on-the-scene and in the ambulance, to no avail.
Acevedo said that the park was “very, very dark, at approximately 7:30 a.m. after the stabbing had taken place, adding that the street lamps along the park, and none of them were on at the time.”
During the cross-examination, Acevedo said that a surveillance video from the park at the time of the incident, it is not of the best quality and it is very rough and in the dark. He also said that it will not be able to capture the entire incident.
Acevedo said the video shows the suspect and his two friends are stuck at the top of the steps of the park, but it is not a 13-year-old, is in the possession of the knife, a touch of the Majors, or are taking something out of her.
The images are made, however, of the capture of Majors as well as two of the teens scuffling at the bottom of the steps, and the individuals who have given a “poking” motion is in the direction of the Major flight in the park.
At the conclusion of the arguments, Kaplan states that the video will not be shown the suspect’s involvement in an incident or a theft is taking place, and that there is no evidence that the defendant participated in the crime.
The officers of the ministry of justice for the state, in conjunction with the Court, Police did not agree, saying that being in the park, to give the knife to the other person, and not to leave the place to the other, the two teens did that mean the 13-year-old in the crime.
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Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins caught flack for comments he made Sunday suggesting that the Major had been in the park that night to look for marijuana.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called Mullins ‘ comments “heartless” and a Major ” family is also described as “irresponsible to increase spending on public speculation.”
The judge scheduled another court, the 13-year-old suspect in the Jan. 2.
Fox News’ Maria Paronich contributed to this report.