Third Teen Arrested in the Death of Tessa Majors

14 Year Old to Be Tried as Adult

February 19, 2020 - 1:55 pm
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019 file photo, photos, articles and letters are laid out on display before a ceremony honoring Tessa Majors at St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP, File)

(Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP, File)


(NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.)  --  A third teen has been arrested in the death of a Charlottesville college student in New York City.

The latest is a 14 year old identified as Luciano Lewis, who will be tried as an adult with second degree murder as well as first and second degree robbery in the December 11th death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors. 

Major was robbed and then stabbed to death in Morningside Park, which is near the Barnard College campus. She is from Charlottesville and is a graduate of St. Anne's Belfield.

Lewis joins another 14 year old who was charged over the weekend, Rashaun Weaver, who will also be tried as an adult. Weaver faces two counts of murder in the second degree, one count of intentional murder and the other a felony murder and also multiple counts of robbery.

Both Weaver and Lewis are expected to be in court on Wednesday.

Another teen, 13 year old Zyairr Davis, was charged shortly after Majors' death and is awaiting a March trial.