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Boy Charged in Barnard Student Stabbing Highlights Perils of Navigating The Justice System As a Minor

Nicole Rojas
Jan 10, 2020 - 6:41
Barnard Student Stabbing

A 13-year-old boy accused in the stabbing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors will face felony murder and robbery charges, a judge ruled on December 17. But, the boy’s defense attorney cast doubt on the teen’s alleged confession, saying detectives yelled at him and asked leading questions during interrogation, according to The New York Times.  The boy reportedly confessed that he and two of his classmates from P.S. 180 went to Morningside Park on the evening of December 11 to rob people. The three boys initially followed a man with the intention of robbing him, but ultimately decided to confront Majors.  The two older...

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