Mom of suspected Tessa Majors killer has old stabbing on her rap sheet

by Editorial Team

Like mother, like son?

The 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors has a mother with a stabbing of her own on her rap sheet, The Post has learned.

Thirteen years ago, the suspect’s mother, identified by police sources and neighbors as Katima Minton, 35, was arrested in a knife attack in Jamaica, Queens, where she lived at the time.

It was 1:30 in the morning and Minton and a second woman had gotten into a screaming match at 148th Street and 87th Avenue, according to a story that ran in The Post on Aug. 6, 2006.

“Katima Minton pulled a knife and lunged at the victim, whose identity was withheld, after they started fighting,” cops alleged, ­according to the story.

The victim was stabbed in the shoulder, and was treated at a hospital and released.

Minton, meanwhile, was arrested and charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, the clip said.

The disposition of Minton’s case was unclear.

She was 21 at the time and living in Jamaica, according to public records.

At the time, her son — whose photo was released by police but who has not been charged in Majors’ death — was 16 months old.

Fast forward 13 years and investigators are now awaiting DNA results for Minton’s son, who on Thursday was cheek-swabbed under court order, then released.

Investigators are seeking a DNA-profile match with any forensics that may have been left on Majors’ body.

Probers believe the boy, too, allegedly stabbed in anger, according to law-enforcement sources.

Majors bit her main attacker on the finger as they scuffled during the mugging-gone-awry on Dec. 11, just steps from the Barnard College campus in Morningside Heights.

One theory of investigators is that the bite enraged the young mugger, prompting him to stab Majors, 18. That same bite may have left behind enough DNA to confirm the killer’s identity.

Minton did not respond to requests for comment at her address or through social media. Her Facebook account includes numerous photos of her 14-year-old son.

“Then came my charming prince,” she posted on Mother’s Day two years ago, alongside a photo of the then-12-year-old.

Investigators believe a DNA profile from the boy’s swab will be ready early this week.


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