The mother of the 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing Barnard College student Tessa Majors was arrested for stabbing a woman over a decade ago.
According to The NY Post, the suspect’s mother, identified by police sources and neighbors as Katima Minton, 35, was arrested for knifing a woman during a street fight in Jamaica, Queens 13 years ago.
According to a story published in The Post on August 6, 2006, “Katima Minton pulled a knife and lunged at the victim, whose identity was withheld…”
The victim was treated at a hospital for stab wounds and released, according to the article.
Minton was arrested and charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, according to The Post.
Minton was 21 at the time and living with her 16-month-old son in Jamaica, Queens.
13 years later her son is suspected of brutally stabbing 18-year-old Tessa Majors as she walked through Morningside Park on the evening of Dec. 11.
The suspect and two other boys – ages 13 and 14 – allegedly tried to rob the college freshman.
The 13-year-old suspect told investigators the older boys removed a plastic baggie containing marijuana from Majors’ back pocket.
She resisted the robbery and was stabbed repeatedly when she allegedly bit the 14-year-old suspect on his finger.
After a 2-week manhunt for the 14-year-old suspect, he was detained on Thursday and his cheek was swabbed for DNA. The test results are expected back this week.