Man sentenced in murder of Brighton businessman

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The man found guilty of killing a Brighton businessman was sentenced Tuesday afternoon.

Christopher Wernle was charged with murder in the second degree and evidence tampering in the death of Ted Boucher. He was found guilty on all counts on April 29.

In court on Tuesday, Wernle was sentenced to 26 and one-third years to life in prison.

James Nobles, Special Prosecutor said, "It’s not enough, but it’s every day he could be sentenced to so I’m certainly glad for that, but I don’t think there’s a sentence long enough for the despicable display we saw against human life in this case."

Prosecutors say Edward “Ted" Boucher was struck in the head 31 times with a blunt object by Christopher Wernle at Wernle’s Irondequoit home, which prosecutors described as a place for drugs and prostitution.

Boucher was a businessman and his family had a charitable fund at the Community Foundation.

Prosecutors say Wernle and the prostitutes are drug addicts and claim Boucher went to the house to meet the woman he was having an affair with and that money was exchanged for her services. He left around midnight and prosecutors say he wasn’t seen again until his body was found on May 15.