It’s happened again, as soon as the testosterone hits once sweet black male kids turn into hoodlums with knives and guns, willing to kill whitey at the drop of the hat over a cellphone. At least in this case he will get tried as an adult
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.
New York PostFebruary 15, 2020 | 11:44am | Last Updated 2:50 p.m.
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.
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 [N.S.: correction: one day] 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.