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Tessa Majors

BREAKING: 13-year-old suspect to plead guilty in Tessa Majors murder

The Barnard College freshman was fatally stabbed in Morningside Park in December

A teen suspect is expected to plead guilty to his involvement in the December murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors.

The New York Post reports that Zyairr Davis, 13, will plead guilty on Wednesday to his role in the attempted robbery and fatal stabbing of the 18year-old student in Upper Manhattan’s Morningside Park on December 11. Majors, a Virginia native, was walking in the park near a staircase entrance when the three teen suspects allegedly jumped her in an attempted mugging that turned fatal when Majors reportedly fought back. After she was stabbed multiple times, Majors reportedly crawled, bleeding, up a staircase toward a security desk, but could not be revived once she was taken to a hospital.

Davis was the first of three suspects to be arrested in connection to the murder, but has said he did not participate in stabbing her.

Luchiano Lewis, 15, and Rashaun Weaver, 15 , have also been arrested in connection to the murder; and Weaver is accused of stabbing the Barnard freshman, according to the New York Post.

Because of Davis’s age, New York City’s Law Department is prosecuting his case. Davis is expected to appear in Family Court via video conference on Wednesday, but it not known precisely what charges he will plead to.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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