Man convicted of murdering RIT professor sentenced to life in prison

Updated: 01/14/2014 5:55 PM
Created: 01/14/2014 3:40 AM WHEC.com

A Rochester man was sentenced to life without parole for killing an RIT professor.

News10NBC learned in court Jerrell Henry has been in solitary confinement since he assaulted a deputy in December. His girlfriend, Natalie Johnson, is already serving 25 years to life for the crime.

Investigators say they stole money from Henry's neighbor, Edline Chun, an adjunct professor at RIT, then shot and killed her.

It was an emotional sentencing. Supreme Court Judge Francis Affronti said he wished Henry could do more time but this is all the law allows.

Officers say Henry shot Chun in the head inside her home on Hazlewood Terrace before dumping her body in Tryon Park last February. Chun was 73 years old.  

Officials say they're happy to see Henry head to state prison.

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