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Man Sentenced in 2007 Rochester Homicide

Rochester, NY -- 25 years to life. That was the sentence handed down Wednesday for a man convicted  last month in a Rochester homicide that happened seven years ago.

Darrell Boyd was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Katharina Lawn. Prosecutors say the woman was beaten and strangled at her Merchants Road apartment, and Boyd set the place on fire to cover up the killing.

DNA was found beneath Lawn's fingernails eventually led to Boyd's arrest.

Prosecutor Brian Green says the state argued at trial that Boyd wanted revenge because Lawn had called 911 to report a domestic incident involving Boyd and his wife. Boyd served jail time and Green says he plotted for three months after his release to kill Lawn.


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