Luciano Lewis pleads guilty to stabbing Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors to death – CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There was another guilty plea in the murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors.
The 18-year-old freshman was stabbed to death on December 11, 2019 in Morningside Park.
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Authorities said Majors was on her way back to campus when she was approached by three teenagers who attempted to rob her.
According to court documents, she retaliated against her attackers, scratching and biting them. She then collapsed near a security booth.
Police arrested Rashaun Weaver, then 14, Luciano Lewis, 14, and an anonymous 13-year-old in the case.
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Weaver is supposed to be the one who wielded the knife. He and Lewis were charged as adults with murder and robbery.
Lewis pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second degree murder and first degree theft.
The young accomplice pleaded guilty to first-degree theft and was sentenced to up to a year and a half at a facility run by the city’s Children’s Services Administration.
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Majors, originally from Virginia, played in a rock band and was considering a career in journalism.