The family of a slain Bernard College student Tessa Majors described their ‘immeasurable pain’ in court as the teen who pleaded guilty to his role in her vicious stabbing murder was sentenced.
The family of Tessa Majors submitted an emotional victim impact statement on behalf of Tessa’s father Inman Majors as a judge sentenced 16-year-old Luchiano Lewis to nine years to life in Manhattan criminal court on Thursday.
The statement, read aloud by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos as Tessa’s father openly wept in court, said ‘the hopes and dreams of our daughter Tessa came to an end’ on the day of her murder.
‘Nearly two years later, we still find words inadequate to describe the immeasurable pain, trauma, and suffering that our family has endured since her senseless murder,’ Tessa’s father, an English professor at James Madison University, wrote. ‘Tess was a brilliant student, a voracious reader, a poet and a fledgling journalist. She had big dreams.’
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Source: Daily Mail