Boy charged in murder of Tessa Majors sentenced to 18 months


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — A 14-year-old boy who pleaded guilty in connection to the murder of Tessa Majors, great-niece of Tennessee football legend Johnny Majors, has been sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile detention center.

Majors, an 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, was fatally stabbed in New York City Park in December. The 14-year-old-boy, who was 13 at the time of the slaying, was one of three teenagers charged in what police call a “mugging gone wrong.”

Two 15-year-old boys (14 at the time of the murder) have also been charged as adults. Their trials are pending.

New York ABC-affiliate WABC reports the boy will serve a minimum of six months in a limited secure facility in the custody of Administration for Children’s Services.

His placement may be extended until his 18th birthday, according to the affiliate.

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