NEW YORK — Rashaun Weaver, one of the suspects charged in the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors, pleaded guilty Thursday.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Weaver pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, as well as both first-degree and second-degree robbery. The robbery charges were in connection to previous incidents where Weaver robbed passerby in Morningside Park.
Judge Robert Mandelbaum offered a 14-years-to-life sentence to Weaver, but the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office told PIX11 News they had initially recommended a minimum of 15 years.
Weaver is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 9, 2022.