Students at New York City’s Barnard College are horrified at the event that unfolded in a nearby park last week as they learned that an 18-year-old freshman was found stabbed to death.
The student, Tessa Majors, was found unconscious with multiple stab wounds all over her body and was found lying near a staircase in 5:30 pm Wednesday.
Natasha, a freshman biochemistry major, told Fox News outside one of the college’s entrances Thursday “It just makes me think about myself and what that means for me in the city because I love going out in the city and exploring and now I just feel more apprehensive towards doing that. I actually walked through the park that morning, I walked up those stairs.”
Since the murder, a 13-year-old boy has come forward confessing that he was with his friends when they were the ones who attacked Majors.
According to WTVR 6,
A 13-year-old suspect in the deadly stabbing of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors told police he watched as two friends grabbed and robbed her before one of them slashed her, according to a published report.
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.
On Wednesday, when the popular 18-year-old college freshman was killed, the boy and two friends were at Morningside Park to rob people, NYPD Det. Vincent Signoretti testified at the hearing, according to the newspaper.
The trio initially followed a man but targeted Majors instead, the 13-year-old told Signoretti, the Times reported.
School authorities have increased their number of security officers since the incident and especially around the entrances. Some professors have even delayed exams in light of the stabbing.
A university employee told Fox News “There’s definitely a feeling of sadness and concern going around. To hear about this happening so close to campus is devastating.”
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted saying that NYPD will increase their presence in the area to “keep this community safe, arrest the perpetrators and ensure NOTHING like this can happen again. We’ve lost a young woman full of potential in a senseless act of violence. I want every student and every member of faculty to know your city will be with you in the days ahead.”
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