Jamil Knox sentenced to 20 years for murder

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County Court Judge Karen Bailey Turner sentenced 35-year-old Jamil Knox to 20 years in the New York State Department of Corrections plus five years of post-release supervision. This comes after a bench trial conviction of manslaughter in the first degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree for the death of Alondo Lathrop, Jr..

On Aug 4, 2020, Rochester Police Officers were called to the corner of Wabash Street and North Goodman Street in the City of Rochester for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found Alondo Lathrop, Jr., had been shot and killed in broad daylight. With help from the community, the Rochester Police Department conducted a detailed and thorough investigation.

Jamil Knox was identified and subsequently arrested for the murder of Alondo Lathrop, Jr. in October of 2020. The evidence showed that Knox shot at Mr. Lathrop as he rode his bike, striking him in the back and neck, killing him instantly. In July 2020, just a month before the murder, Knox was released from the NYS Department of Corrections to parole for his conviction of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and was on parole at the time of the killing.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant District Attorney Jacob Ark of the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Bureau.

“I want to thank the Rochester Police Department whose thorough investigation led to Jamil Knox’s successful prosecution and sentencing,” said Assistant District Attorney Jacob Ark. “While this sentence won’t bring Alondo back to his family, we hope that this sends a message to all who perpetuate violence on our streets that this violence will no longer be tolerated.”