Saturday, February 15, 2020

Breaking News: Finally, an Arrest in the Tessa Majors Murder! She Solved Her Own Case: 14-Year-Old Rashaun Weaver Arrested for Murder Two (2 Counts), and Robbery (4 Counts), Based on His DNA Found under One of Majors’ Fingernails


War crime victim, Tessa Majors, 18

By David in TN

N.S.: She fought for her life, and left her mark on her killer.

How many times have we seen an episode of the classic true crime show, Forensic Files, in which a female murder victim cracked her own case, by getting some of her killer’s DNA under her fingernails?

I am using the New York Post article, because other MSM outlets are protecting Weaver by refusing to name him, even though he has been charged as an adult. He appears to be the same young man, whose photographs were shown without his name, when he was questioned by police in late December.

Second teen arrested in Tessa Majors murder named as Rashaun Weaver
By Rebecca Rosenberg, Larry Celona, Ruth Weissmann and Olivia Bensimon
February 15, 2020 | 11:44am | Last Updated 2:50 p.m.
New York Post

Cops have arrested the teen they are “confident” is the boy who viciously stabbed Barnard College student Tessa Majors to death during a botched robbery in Morningside Park, officials announced Saturday.

Rashaun Weaver, 14, was busted in the lobby of the Taft Houses in Brooklyn at 10:30 p.m. Friday night — and will be tried as an adult on two counts of murder, NYPD brass and the Manhattan district attorney’s office said at a noon presser at police headquarters in lower Manhattan.

Majors, 18, played a pivotal role in cracking the case — it was her courageous fight for her life that ultimately helped cops nab her alleged killer, authorities said.

Weaver was tied to DNA recovered from underneath Majors’ fingernails as she clawed and scratched at her assailants, prosecutors said.

“What we can do is say that we are confident that we have the person in custody who stabbed her,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said. “And that person will face justice in a court of law.”

Weaver is the second of the trio to be busted in connection with the Dec. 11 murder that stunned the city for its senselessness and brutality — magnified by the young ages of the assailants. None were over 14 years old, police said.

Rashaun Weaver leaving court after his arraignment today

The group tried to rob the budding musician, who struggled with her assailants until one of them stabbed her multiple times, authorities contend.
Zyairr Davis, 13, was nabbed and charged with felony murder days after the attack.

Davis told cops that he saw the Barnard first year student get butchered.

“He saw feathers come out of her jacket, and all three of them ran out of the park … and they went home,” a detective said at the time.

During the mugging, a witness heard a male voice say, “Gimme your phone. You got some weed, gimme that too,” the criminal complaints alleges.

Weaver confessed to police that Majors’ was “hanging onto her phone” during the struggle, according to a recorded statement.

That’s when he “hit” her with the knife, Weaver told cops.

The witness then heard Majors scream, “Help me, I’m being robbed!”— her last known words, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance.

“The allegations are really laid out in heartbreaking detail. The complaint paints a picture of video evidence, blood evidence, smartphone evidence, iCloud evidence, the witness identification, and the defendants’ own statements that were rigorously collections and examined prior to this indictment,” Vance said.

A grand jury has been in session for three weeks reviewing evidence against the two teens in the robbery gone wrong—including a knife believed to be the murder weapon, law enforcement sources said.

Weaver is also charged with four counts of robbery, authorities said.

“He’s a 14 year old child [sic] and he’s presumed not guilty,” his lawyer, Elsie Chandler, told The Post outside court.

Weaver, who has no previous arrests, was held without bail and will be held at a juvenile detention facility until his next court date on Feb. 19.

[N.S.: The kid is a crime machine, yet he had no previous arrests? Thanks, NYPD!]

He reportedly tried to dodge cops throughout their investigation, jumping out of a car on his way to meet with authorities in December, sparking a manhunt.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone would be charged with helping Weaver duck police, officials said Saturday.

Investigators have informed Majors’ family about the bust, Shea said. Tessa’s father, Inman Majors, has been spotted sitting in on Davis’ hearing wearing a memorial bracelet.

“This arrest is major milestone on the path to justice for Tessa Majors,” Vance said. “And our journey to reach that milestone today was not a sprint, but rather it was a painstaking deliberate and meticulous search for the truth.”

Shea added: “Sadly, [this] cannot bring back this young woman. That is something even the best, most impartial investigation simply cannot do.”


Alleged war criminal, Rashaun Weaver, being arrested earlier today


Anonymous said...

So that means what...4 years in the house until they turn 18?

Anonymous said...

Yes,I know he's being charged as an adult--but nowadays,black adults aren't getting much time for murder either.

David In TN said...

The thing I've been wondering is how long before the outcry that the defendant be tried as a juvenile?

Anonymous said...

"I ain't done duffin to nobody ya'll."

I hate it when they wear their hoods up all the time.

Anonymous said...

He HIT her with the knife. Hit!

David In TN said...

Per my February 16 comment, the New York Times just demanded in an editorial that the two 14-year old killers be tried as juveniles.