A year-old boy charged in connection with the stabbing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors pleaded guilty to robbery charges Wednesday in family court. The unnamed teenager pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery as a juvenile -- a felony. He will be sentenced by a judge on June 15 to a limited security facility for six to 18 months. Johnson, the city's corporation counsel, a division that prosecutes juvenile offenders, in a statement. The juvenile was 13 years old when he and two other teenagers, Rashaun Weaver and Luchiano Lewis, were accused in the fatal stabbing of Majors during a mugging gone wrong last December in Morningside Park, steps from Barnard College.
A girl in her late teens was shot and killed in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, and an year-old was arrested on a murder charge, police said. The girl, who wasn't identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, Boston police said. They had earlier said she was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. But Commissioner William Gross said at a news conference that she died. He said that investigators are hoping to speak to witnesses to the shooting. There may have been children, grandmothers at home that may have witnessed something.
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Increasingly in recent years Americans and others around the world have been faced with what appear to be senseless mass murders. Often, both the victims and perpetrators of such murders are teenagers. Why would high school students murder their classmates and teachers? What do such events say about our society? Obviously some of these factors are easier to influence than others.