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14-year-old charged in fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors

18-year-old Tessa Majors was stabbed as she walked through Morningside Park in New York City early the evening of Dec. 11.
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A woman walks past a make-shift memorial for Tessa Majors inside the Barnard College campus, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. Majors, a 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia, was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK — Authorities say a 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park in December. 

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference Saturday that Rashaun Weaver has been indicted by a grand jury and was taken into custody Friday night without incident. Weaver was charged with second-degree murder and robbery in the attack on 18-year-old Tessa Majors. 

Weaver's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.  

Officials say an arraignment is set for Feb. 19. 

Eighteen-year-old Tessa Majors was stabbed as she walked through Morningside Park early the evening of Dec. 11. She staggered up a flight of stairs to street level and collapsed in a crosswalk.

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The attack, two days before the start of final exams at the all-women's school, troubled city residents because of its proximity to campus and its apparent randomness.

A 13-year-old boy had already been arrested Dec. 13 and charged as a juvenile with felony murder.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. said during the press conference that it's believed some of Majors's last words included "help me, I'm being robbed."