For months 14-year-old Noel Estevez had been the target of a terror campaign by psycho classmate Timothy Crump, and last Wednesday when Crump viciously jumped Estevez outside their high school in the Bronx the victim in self-defense fatally stabbed his tormentor as reported by DNAinfo New York.
Incredibly, the NYPD and DA Robert Johnson have charged Estevez as an adult with murder notwithstanding overwhelming evidence that the young teen legitimately had feared for his life for months due to the repeated death threats and violent harassment from Crump. Complaints by Estevez and his family to the school and police about the sustained abuse were met with yawning indifference. Indeed, Noel Estevez became so hopelessly overwhelmed by the vicious bullying that he attempted suicide, and sadly it was on his first day back at school that Crump savagely assaulted Estevez prompting the battered victim to pull out his knife.
Estevez never should have been charged; no doubt the jury will acquit him.