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April 1, 2014 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Jaerue Williams (DOB 12/06/85) of 59 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, New York, was sentenced today to consecutive terms of 25 and 10 years - a total of 35 years - in state prison.

He was sentenced to the 25 years in prison on his October 2013 conviction to:

  • one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class “C” Violent Felony,

relating to the fatal shooting of Wilfredo Rivera.

On Aug. 11, 2012, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Port Chester Police responded to 16 South Regent Street on a report of a shooting.

The victim, 21 year old Wilfredo Rivera, had been transported to Greenwich Hospital by several friends.

Rivera, who was shot once in the chest at close range, was pronounced dead by hospital personnel.
Port Chester Police began an investigation and subsequently identified the defendant as the shooter.

The defendant was already in custody after being arrested on Aug. 18, 2012 on a parole violation stemming from two 2010 felony convictions.

Subsequently, the defendant pled guilty to:

  • one count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class “C” Violent Felony,

regarding a home invasion occurring in August 2012.

He was sentenced to the ten years in prison for that conviction.

Assistant District Attorney Julia Cornachio and Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.


Jaerue Williams

Jaerue Williams