Luchiano Lewis Wiki – Luchiano Lewis Biography
Luchiano Lewis, who was charged as an adult, was 14 when he and two other teens were charged in the fatal stabbing of the 18-year-old Majors during a robbery that went wrong on December 11, 2019, in Manhattan’s Morningside Park, near Barnard. University.
Majors, a freshman at the school, was stabbed multiple times before she staggered up a flight of stairs and yelled, “Help me, they’re robbing me,” authorities said.
Luchiano Lewis Age
Luchiano Lewis is 16 years old.
Charged – Pleads guilty in the murder of Barnard student
A 16-year-old boy charged in connection with the 2019 stabbing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Lewis also pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery on Tuesday.
Lewis appeared at court in a dark suit and tie and ran through an address in which he said he saw feathers coming out of Majors’ winter coat but did not realize she had been stabbed, let alone murdered, until next morning when he recognized her in the news of the young woman he and the others tried to rob.
The Majors family sat in the front row and listened to Lewis explain how the trio of high school friends conspired to rob people in the park. He attributed the idea to 16-year-old Rashaun Weaver, who has pleaded not guilty. A minor under the age of 13 has pleaded guilty and is serving his sentence.
“He wanted the three of us to do robberies at Morningside Park,” Lewis said of Weaver. “I assumed Rashaun had a knife, but using a knife was not part of our plan.”
Lewis will be sentenced on Oct. 14, at which point the Majors family plans to make a statement in court, prosecutors said.
“Are you pleading guilty because you are in fact guilty?” Judge Robert Mandelbaum asked.
“Yes,” Lewis replied.
Police and prosecutors have said Weaver wielded the knife and Lewis assumed he “threw it down the gutter” after the murder.
“This was not a premeditated murder as we heard inside,” said Jeffrey Lichtman, the prominent criminal defense attorney representing Weaver, said outside of court. “These were 14 and 13-year-olds and we have to remember that.”