A 13 year-old is Arrested for Killing the Great Niece of Coach Johnny Majors

Updated Story:

A 13-year-old suspect in the deadly stabbing of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors, great niece of former UT football coach Johnny Majors, told police he watched as two friends grabbed and robbed her before one of them stabbed her.

According to CNN, Details of the crime emerged at a Manhattan Family Court hearing for the boy on Friday, according to the New York Times, which reported the juvenile is accused of felony murder for allegedly participating in the deadly robbery.
18 year-old Majors was repeatedly stabbed Wednesday when the suspect and two friends were at Morningside Park to rob people.

A second person is in custody in connection with the incident, he has not been arrested or charged at this time, he is 14 years old.

Original story:

The 13-year-old suspect isn’t that much younger than his teenage victim.

The boy was arrested in New York in connection with the death of 18-year-old Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors, she is the great niece of Former UT Football coach Johnny Majors.
The suspect was found with a knife and admitted being involved in the attempted robbery and stabbing, he also mentioned two other possible suspects.

A second person is in custody in connection with the incident, but has not been arrested or charged at this time.

Majors died at the hospital after the stabbing.

Police are recommending charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon against the 13-year-old suspect. Prosecutors will decide on the charges and whether he will be prosecuted as an adult.

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