NEW YORK (WFXR) — A teenager accused of killing a Charlottesville native in New York in 2019 reportedly told his father about the incident.
On Dec. 11, 2019, 18-year-old Tessa Majors — a freshman at Barnard College — was stabbed several times while walking through a Manhattan park, police say.
According to The New York Post, 15-year-old Rashaun Weaver, who was charged with fatally stabbing Majors, allegedly confessed to the crime in a phone call with his father, who was in jail at the time.
Manhattan prosecutors said that Weaver stabbed Majors during a robbery and that Luchiano Lewis — who was 14-years-old at the time — prevented her from escaping as she called for help.
Back in February, when Weaver and Lewis pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with Majors’ death, prosecutors said Weaver was heard on an audio recording describing hitting Majors with a knife. Both teenagers are being tried as adults.
Another boy — whose name has not been released since he was 13-years-old at the time of the stabbing and was being tried as a juvenile — was arrested just days after the stabbing and initially faced a murder charge before pleading guilty to robbery.
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