NYPD releases photos of suspect in stabbing of a Barnard student, Tessa Majors

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Ted Williams, attorney at law, talks about the murder of a Barnard college student, Tessa Major, in a botched robbery

The New York city Police Department released three photos by Friday for a teenager suspected in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student, Tessa Major.

“In the New York City Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in finding such a person. All calls are strictly confidential,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted alongside the picture. In a separate tweet, the NYPD asked anyone with information to call 800-577-TIPS, or send a direct message to the Twitter account, @NYPDTips.

The New York city Police Department released three photos by Friday for a teenager suspected in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student, Tessa Major. (Photo: The New York City Police Department)

The NYPD did not identify the person in the photo.


Major, 18, was attacked and knifed to death on Dec. 11 at Morningside Park.

A 13-year-old boy is accused of the attack, the victim first testified before the court last Friday, he had a knife on his friend, and then inserted to the Majors, as brutal as he saw it, the “feathers out of her coat.” The 13-year-old, whose name is not being used by Fox News 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 ordered held without bail by a New York Family Judge Karen Lupuloff.


On Monday, the New York Post reported that a 14-year-old boy jumped out of a moving car and fled through the streets of Harlem, new york, while he was an adult and was on its way to an encounter with the police in connection with the case. That suspect is believed to be the teenager who fatally Majors.

A third suspect was arrested last week, but was released hours later as police searched the building what’s going to happen to him.

All three suspects were believed to have been between 13 and 14 years of age.


NYPD Detective Wilfredo Acevedo testified at a hearing on Tuesday of the 13-year-old, who has been charged, he said during an interview that he and the two other guys in the Morningside Park, and on the evening of Dec. 11, when the two boys allegedly trying to steal from the Majors, and knifed her when she was trying to get them to stop it.

The boys went to the park to steal from someone else,” and there was a man walking up the stairs of the park, but it is certainly not robbery, Acevedo said, ” it is to pass on what the defendant told him.

The trio then saw a Major, at which point the 13-year-old also told investigators “that he took the knife and gave it to the people,” Acevedo said.

People have to pause and place a candle at a makeshift memorial for Tessa Majors at Barnard’s campus. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

“One of the two individuals, the victim, Ms. Majors, to take it from her. She was One of the persons had a knife and he stabbed her,” the detective said, adding that the defendant said, “it’s a stone’s throw away.”

Acevedo said the 13-year-old saw one of the guys in the group to seize the Major, from behind, while another boy, cut her with a cross stitch on the move,” he said.

The wounded student is said to have stumbled to the entrance 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 on Tuesday that the Major had blood on her face and was lying face-down in the park, and wheezing as she struggled to catch her breath. The student had lacerations on her face and several stab wounds on her body, according to Lewis, who said that she was administered CPR at the scene and in the ambulance, but to no avail.

Another hearing is scheduled for Jan. 2.

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran, Morgan, Phillips contributed to this report.

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