Rashaun Weaver received the sentence for fatally stabbing the 18-year-old Virginia transplant on Dec. 11, cuando él era 14. En el momento, Weaver and two others had ventured into the Manhattan park with the plan of robbing people, according to court papers released at the time.
“I want to apologize to the court and government, and your honor,” Weaver told the court before his sentence was handed down, according to WNBC-TV. He wore a black tie and a dark-red colored shirt.
“Mostly I want to apologize to Tessa’s family,” he reportedly went on. “She deserved to have a long life.”
Weaver’s family was in the courtroom during the sentencing and shouted that they loved him.
Majors’ parents in the courtroom on Thursday, as one or both of them has been for several past hearings related to his daughter’s case. Before the judge imposed his sentence, a victim impact statement from Major’s family was read aloud, and stated: “Tess Majors cannot say how being murdered impacted her because she is dead.”