Rochester man convicted in death of girlfriend

Terry Williams Terry Williams

June 14, 2018 01:45 PM

A man has been convicted of second degree murder for the death of his girlfriend and fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property according to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.

On July 28, officers were called to Central Park to check the welfare of a woman. After entering the apartment, police say they found 49-year-old Cheryl Robinson, who was deceased.

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The District Attorney's Office says on or about July 14, 2017 the 51-year-old Terry Williams intentionally caused the death of Robinson by shoving a towel in her mouth, binding her hands and ankles and wrapping a gag around her mouth, head and feet.

Robinson was left in that position for weeks with her cause of death being identified as asphyxiation. Police discovered her body on July 28.

Williams faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison for the murder charge and up to four years got yhr stolen property conviction.

“This is a heartbreaking example of the worst type of domestic violence,” said District Attorney Sandra Doorley.

Williams will be sentenced on July 19, 2018.


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