Man sentenced for March 2020 murder in Rochester

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — A judge sentenced a Rochester man Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison after he was convicted of murdering a man in Rochester who was outside watching his nephew.

A jury convicted 28-year-old Tory Aldridge of the first-degree murder of Norris Jay on Feb. 3, along with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. Court records said that Jay was standing on his porch watching his 10-year-old nephew play when Aldridge approached the Sander Street home and shot Jay in the torso.

A Rochester Police Department investigation led to the arrest of Aldridge two months after the murder on March 7, 2020.

“Today’s sentence is a direct result of the young witnesses’ compelling and impactful testimony during this trial and the thorough investigation by the Rochester Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit,” said Assistant District Attorney Hillary Langdon. “This life sentence solidifies that Tory Aldridge will never be a threat to anyone else in our community."