(AP) - A detective testified Tuesday that a 13-year-old boy told police he picked up a dropped knife and handed it to another youth just before a Barnard College freshman was fatally stabbed last week in a park near the school’s New York City campus.
Detective Wilfredo Acevedo said the Dec. 11 confrontation was partially captured on security video.
The student, 18-year-old Tessa Majors, was found in a nearby crosswalk with lacerations on her face and wounds to her body.
A family judge ordered the boy to remain in detention at least through the end of the year.
City Corporation Counsel James E. Johnson says the boy was arrested on charges including felony murder.
Majors’ family says they’re devastated by “the senseless loss of our beautiful and talented Tess.”
Police have said as many as three attackers were involved and consider this case to be an “active investigation."