By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
Published: 22:19 GMT, 29 January 2020 | Updated: 04:48 GMT, 30 January 2020
Tessa Majors was stabbed to death on December 11
A grand jury will be convened to decide whether or not charges should be brought against two underage boys who were questioned and released in the Tessa Majors murder.
The two boys were hauled in by NYPD detectives last year after Majors, an 18-year-old freshman was stabbed to death in Morningside Park, Upper West Manhattan, on December 11.
They were however released without charge. One 13-year-old boy is still in custody on murder charges.
He will be held in juvenile custody until his trial date.
He is said to have told detectives that the group put her in a chokehold and robbed her and that she was stabbed because she put up a fight.
His attorneys have however cast doubt on that ‘confession’ and say he was improperly interviewed without a lawyer present.
One of the to 14-year-old boys was described by officers as being on the run ‘in the South’.
After issuing his photograph – but not his name – to the media, he was found and brought back for questioning but was later released.
Tessa’ s family from Virginia traveled to New York after her death. They said that they were only interested in finding out what happened to her in one of the few statements they have released.
NYPD officials and union bosses rushed to exchange crossed words with Mayor Bill de Blasio after Tessa’s death, saying he no longer lets them do their jobs by telling them to take a more relaxed approach to crime.
There were also multiple conflicting reports about some of the most basic information involving the investigation from the beginning.
Families for the two 14-year-old boys say they are innocent.
It is unclear when the grand jury will reach a decision.
Tributes to Tessa outside Morningside Park. No one has yet been convicted of her murder
Grand jury will be convened in Tessa Majors stabbing murder case
By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com
Published: 02:42 GMT, 30 January 2020 | Updated: 04:47 GMT, 30 January 2020
The character has been played on the big screen by Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks.
And now author Dan Brown’s Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon is set to undergo another incarnation, this time on the small screen.
NBC has commissioned a pilot for Langdon, a TV series based on Brown’s novel The Lost Symbol, THR.com reported Wednesday.
Famous character: NBC has ordered a TV pilot centered on the adventures of Dan Brown’s fictional Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, played on the big screen by Tom Hanks
Brown achieved international fame with the publication of his novel The Da Vinci Code in 2003.
It was his fourth novel but thanks to its provocative proposition that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child and it was linked it to the Holy Grail legend, the book became a phenomenal bestseller.
It was turned into a movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Hanks as Langdon and the film released in 2006 also was a blockbuster.
Howard and Hanks subsequently teamed up for two more films based on Brown’s books – Angels & Demons in 2009 and Inferno in 2016.
Drama: The TV series will be based on Brown’s 2009 novel The Lost Symbol. It will be written as a prequel to the three movies and focus on Langdon’s early adventures
Popular author: Brown achieved international fame with the publication of his novel The Da Vinci Code in 2003. It was his fourth novel and became a phenomenal bestseller
The Da Vinci Code was turned into a movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Hanks as Langdon (pictured with co-star Audrey Tatout). The film released in 2006 was a blockbuster
Big screen hits: Howard and Hanks subsequently teamed up for two more films based on Brown’s books – Angels & Demons in 2009 (left) and Inferno in 2016 (right)
The TV series Langdon will serve as a prequel to the movies, focusing on the character’s early adventures.
In the drama, the symbologist must solve a series of deadly puzzles in order to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a global conspiracy, THR.com reported.
There is no word yet on who might star as Langdon in the series being written by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, who also serve as executive producers.
The writing duo ‘s previous credits include MTV’s Scream, ABC’s Revenge and NBC’s The Event.
Howard will also executive produce the show through his Imagine Television production company and Dan Brown also gets an executive producer credit.
Still involved: Howard, pictured with Hanks at the Inferno premiere in 2016, will executive produce the show through his Imagine Television production company
Captured imagination: The Da Vinci Code became a phenomenal bestseller thanks to its provocative proposition that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child and it was linked it to the Holy Grail legend
Da Vinci Code protagonist Robert Langdon coming to NBC in show based on Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol
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