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Reported by Krystle Crossman
A stolen iPhone is believed to be part of events that led up to 14-year-old Timothy Crump being stαbbed by his former friend, 14-year-old Noel Estevez. The two used to be best friends. They would play games together, talk on Facebook, and enjoy life. Then one day Estevez was accused by Crump of stealing Crump’s iPhone. Bullying and torment for Estevez ensued.
For months, Estevez was tοrtured by his former friend. He was harassed on social media; Crump and his friends cut Estevez’s hair off and made fun of him; they spread rumors about his sëxuality; and they teased him because his mother had been arrested on drug charges. The bullying got so bad that Estevez tried to kill himself.
Finally, Estevez had decided that he had enough. One day when he left to attend class at Intermediate School 117 in Bronx, NY, he grabbed a 12 inch kitchen knife, just in case someone attempted to bully him. After school let out, he was confronted by Crump again. Crump kneed Estevez in the nose and then punched him in the face. It was at that time that Estevez brandished the knife. He stabbed Crump three times. He was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead.
Estevez was arrested and is being charged as an adult with second degree manslaughter as well as second degree murder. After the incident, Estevez’s mother opened the door of her home to find a group of boys that told her what her son did and that they were going to kill him. She took the threat seriously, as he had been tοrtured for months by this group of kids. They had gone to the authorities multiple times but nothing had been done. Estevez is being held without bail until his hearing on Tuesday.