Tessa Majors Death Video – The lawyer for a 13-year-old kid blamed for partaking in the killing of Barnard College understudy Tessa Majors said Tuesday that video that police have created as a critical piece of proof doesn’t show her customer perpetrating wrongdoing.
Calling what happened to Majors a “misfortune,” Legal Aid legal advisor Hannah Kaplan said during a reasonable justification hearing in Manhattan Family Court in New York that the video from a security stall in Morningside Park doesn’t embroil the teen.
“The proof here is the inverse,” Kaplan said. “The main declaration interfacing my customer to anything identified with Miss Majors’ demise and affirmed theft is that sooner or later my customer got a blade and given it to somebody. That is disproved by the depiction of the observation video.”
Kaplan was alluding to New York police Detective Wilfredo Acevedo’s declaration that there was a video of the ransacking and the cutting and that it didn’t show the suspect looting or wounding Majors.
Acevedo additionally let the court know that the high schooler demanded during his cross-examination that he didn’t realize that his companions were wanting to ransack Majors.
Yet, Assistant Corporation Counsel Rachel Glantz, going about as investigator, let the court know that the speculate embroiled himself when he conceded to analysts that he and two different teenagers were in the recreation center to loot someone.
“He portrayed how they followed a white male however for whatever purpose, they chose not to burglarize him,” Glantz said. “Then, at that point, he let analysts know that he later got a blade and given it to another person. It is sensible to deduce that when the blade was gotten that it would be utilized throughout a theft.”
Glantz then, at that point, asked Judge Carol Goldstein to deny Kaplan’s solicitation for the adolescent to be delivered into the care of his auntie and uncle, who were in the court.
Goldstein said the suspect was a “danger to public wellbeing” and requested him to be remanded.