New arrest in the death of murdered college student Tessa Majors

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Tessa Majors.
2:20 | 02/16/20

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Transcript for New arrest in the death of murdered college student Tessa Majors
Now to the arrest in the death of murdered college student Tessa majors here in new York City. Police reveal what led them to the suspect, just 14 years old, now being charged as an adult. Stephanie Ramos has more from the park where it happened. Good morning to you, Stephanie. Reporter: Eva, good morning. A makeshift memorial is still set up here to remember 18-year-old Tessa majors who was targeted and fatally stabbed here. Police say this new arrest in the case won't bring Tessa home to her family but will hopefully bring them some justice. Two months after the fatal stabbing of New York City Barnard college freshman Tessa majors -- We're confident we have the person in custody who stabbed her. Reporter: NYPD announcing they have arrested this 14-year-old rashaun weaver for his role in the grisly death. Police say, dn a evidence, smartphone evidence witness identification and a defendant's own statements led them to charge weaver as an adult. According to criminal complaint, December 11th, majors entering the park just before 7:00 that evening that's when weaver and two other teens who entered the park from a different location set their sights on majors, allegedly trying to rob her of her cellphone. Police say majors tried to fight back, even leaving one of her attackers with bite marks. Some of the last words she was known to have said was help me, I'm being robbed. Reporter: Her death triggering a massive two-week manhunt. A 13-year-old alleged accomplice in custody since the day after the killing faces a felony murder charge. Weaver who was wanted for questioning in the weeks after the killing ran away as he was being taken in, but later submitted to an interview and a DNA test. This arrest is a major milestone on the path to justice for Tessa majors. Weaver hasn't filed a plea. If convicted faces 15 years to life in prison. Police say he was arrested Friday night while at home with his family. He did not resist arrest. His attorney hasn't commented on the case.

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