ROCHESTER, NY -- The sentence is 25 years to life for the Rochester man convicted in the murder of East High School student Larie Butler.
Devonte Lively was found guilty of second-degree murder in March.
Assistant DA Kelly Wolford says Butler's parents spoke at the sentencing hearing. According to Woolford, the motive for the killing was never clear but Lively, in recorded jailhouse phone calls after his arrest, confided in others that he killed Butler and appeared to express no remorse.
Butler vanished in March 2012. Her body was found five days later under a tarp covering a swimming pool behind a home in Irondequoit. Authorities say Lively strangled, stabbed, and beat Butler to death, then dumped her body in the pool.