Suspects Charged in RIT Professor's Death Return to Court
Posted in the Rochester Forum
#1 Jun 18, 2013
The man and woman charged in the shooting death of an RIT professor back in February, returned to court Tuesday morning.
Jerrell Henry is charged with first degree murder. Natalie Johnson is charged with two counts of second degree murder in the death of Edline Chun, 73. Both pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this year.
Both defense attorney's made requests for the judge to consider whether or not statements made and evidence seized during the arrests and police investigation will be admissible at trial. The judge scheduled hearings to decide on those requests August 14.
Prosecutors say Henry and Johnson went into Chun's Hazelwood Terrace home February 3 where they robbed her and then shot her in the head twice. Police said the couple then dumped Chun's body in a ravine in Tryon Park. Her body was found three days later.
Henry lived next door to Chun for years with his parents. Edline Chun was an adjunct professor at RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. She taught there for nearly 20 years.
"We are set for trial in October and we intend to put all our evidence on in October and hopefully we will have resolution at that time," said Assistant District Attorney Perry Duckles.
"My review of the evidence indicates that there is no physical evidence tying my client to any wrongdoing in this case whatsoever," said Natalie Johnson's attorney, Robert Napier.
If convicted, Henry faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. Johnson faces 15 years to life for one murder count of second degree murder and 25 years to life in prison for the other. The trial is scheduled Oct. 15.
I bet they were dragged up by Mama's like Rhonda & CapriceClassic.
#2 Jun 18, 2013
They have been very quiet on the subject. Of course, if you had CC as your Mom, you could claim insanity without being challenged.
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