Hundreds gather to remember Tessa Majors with candlelight vigil

Hundreds gather to remember Tessa Majors with candlelight vigil

A 13-year-old Harlem resident has been arrested in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Barnard student Tessa Majors in Manhattan.

He offered an apology to the Majors' family, who earlier Monday slammed him for his choice of words, which the family said "intentionally or unintentionally direct blame onto Tess..."

'We might ask Mr Mullins to not interact in such irresponsible public hypothesis, simply because the NYPD requested our household to not remark because it conducts the investigation.

Police discovered that the 13-year old boy Thursday while canvassing a construction lobby nearby, tv channel CBS2, reported, citing unnamed police officers. The school's campus stretches from West 116th Street to West 120th Street off Broadway in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City.

Slain Barnard student Tessa Majors "was committed to music".

Police experts confirmed to The Post that they are investigating the allegation that majors were in the park to weed, a detail that came from a victim's college friend.

'An 18-year-old faculty scholar at probably the most prestigious universities is murdered in a park, and what I am understanding, she was within the park to purchase marijuana, ' he stated.

The 13-year-old was found with a knife and admitted being involved in the attempted robbery and stabbing, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told CNN Friday. "So here we have a student murdered by a 13-year-old and we have a common denominator of marijuana".

De Blasio blasted the comments later Sunday.

'Consider Tessa's mother and father, her pals. "This is heartless. It's infuriating", he wrote on Twitter.

Ed Mullins, the president of the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association, tried to clear the air in a Monday night letter to his members, saying that "Mayor de Blasio and other critics have taken and twisted the words". This young lady should still be alive.

The vigil was organized by New York Metropolis officers and native leaders attended the occasion to not exclusively pay tribute to Majors however to additionally attempt to decide options. "Tell the truth!" it said. And this wasn't just an individual that went and stabbed someone once, but this was multiple times.

"What I do apologize for", Mullins said, "is if the family of Tess Majors believes that I intended in any more or made a disparaging comment that their daughter was justified in being murdered".

"Our family would like to thank the thousands of strangers who have taken the time to console us, share in our grief, and let us know we are not alone during this awful time", it added.

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