December 7, 2021

Teenager Sentenced 9 Years to Life for Murder of Barnard College Student Tessa Majors

Thursday, a choose sentenced Luchiano Lewis to serve 9 years to life in jail for his involvement within the 2019 stabbing dying of Barnard College scholar Tessa Majors.

Lewis, who was 14 on the time of the crime, was accused of holding Majors in a headlock, stopping her from getting away whereas one other teen stabbed her in a New York Metropolis park. He was charged as an grownup and simply final month pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide and first-degree theft as half of a plea cope with prosecutors.

Lewis was additionally sentenced to 40 months to 12 years on the theft rely. Nonetheless, it’s unclear if the sentences shall be served concurrently or consecutively.

Two different teenagers had been additionally arrested in connection to the slaying. Then 14-year-old Rashaun Weaver, the suspected knifeman, pleaded not responsible, and a 13-year-old juvenile pleaded responsible and is serving his sentence.

“On December 11, 2019, the hopes and dreams for our daughter Tess came to a tragic end,” learn Assistant District Lawyer Matthew Bogdanos on behalf of Majors’ household.

“Nearly two years later, we still find words inadequate to describe the immeasurable pain, trauma, and suffering that our family has endured since her senseless murder,” the daddy wrote. “Tess was a brilliant student, a voracious reader, a poet and a fledgling journalist. She had big dreams.”