The 14-year-old boy accused of stabbing a classmate outside their school last week will be tried as a juvenile.
A Bronx grand jury indicted Noel Estevez on Monday, but not for the second-degree murder charges requested by the Bronx district attorney's office.
Estevez now faces a charge of manslaughter in the second degree, and is to be tried in family court for the stabbing death of 14-year-old Timothy Crump.
Police found The victim's body with multiple stab wounds outside of I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade Middle School in Morris Heights on June 18.
According to prosecutors, the Estevez repeatedly stabbed Crump with a kitchen knife during school dismissal.
The teen's lawyer previously told reporters that Estevez attacked Crump after months of bullying by a group of classmates that included the victim.
Estevez attorney Eric Poulos could not be reached for comment.
Soon after the stabbing, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered an investigation of city agencies involved with with mental health and safety issues.
"Protecting children in crisis is one of the most fundamental responsibilities we have," de Blasio said a the time, "and we will make sure these families and this community have the answers they deserve."
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