Barnard College student, left for dead, stumbled through park for help before finding security guard: report
New York City Police revealed Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors’ final moments in which she was said to have tried to fight off her attackers before struggling up a flight of stairs in Morningside Park where she eventually found help.
New details surrounding the tragic death of Majors, 18, emerged Saturday morning after police testified in court the previous day on information provided by the 13-year-old boy who has since been charged with second-degree murder, first and second-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.
Majors was attacked in the park Wednesday evening at around 7 p.m.
The suspect told investigators that he witnessed two other teenagers in his group put the victim in a chokehold and remove items from her pockets but that’s when he said Majors began fighting back, biting one of the attackers on the finger.
The suspect told police that his friend “dropped a knife” while putting Majors in a chokehold, prompting him to pick it up hand it back to his friend before making a slashing motion at his throat.
People pause and place a candle at a makeshift memorial for Tessa Majors inside the Barnard campus on Thursday. (AP)