“Suspect in murder of Tessa Majors expected to plead guilty Wednesday”
June 2, 2020 | 1:59pm | Updated June 2, 2020 | 3:06pm
A teen murder suspect in the slaying of Barnard College student Tessa Majors is expected to plead guilty Wednesday for his involvement in her botched mugging death, according to an official.
Zyairr Davis, 13, has admitted to helping Luchiano Lewis, 15, and Rashaun Weaver, 15, rob the 18-year-old college freshman in Morningside Park in December, but has denied being the one who stabbed her.
Lewis allegedly put Majors in “a bear hug or headlock” during the robbery, while Weaver allegedly stabbed her with such fury that feathers flew from her winter coat, authorities have alleged. The pair were arrested in February some two months after Davis.
The hearing is scheduled to be held before Family Court Judge Carol Goldstein at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Manhattan court, where Davis plans to make an admission of guilt in the case, New York courts spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed. The hearing will be held virtually by video, he said.
It was not immediately clear what charge Davis is expected to plead guilty to.
Davis’ lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment. The city Law Department, which is prosecuting Davis’ case because he’s a minor, did not immediately return a request for comment.
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