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Jan. 10, 2013 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Jaerue Williams (DOB 12/06/85) of 59 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, New York, was arraigned today on a three count indictment charging him with:

•    one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A-1” Felony,
•    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 a fatal shooting.

On Aug. 11, 2012, at approximately 12:15 am, 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 was indicted on September 26, 2012 in connection with a home burglary in Larchmont on charges of:

•    one count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class “C” Violent Felony,
•    one count of Petit Larceny in the First Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
•    two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, class “A” Misdemeanors.

Larchmont Police identified the defendant during the course of an investigation into a residential burglary that was reported on Aug. 12, 2012 at approximately 4:25 am and captured on video surveillance.

The next court date in the murder case is Jan. 22, 2013.

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison on the top count of the murder indictment and up to 15 years in state prison on the burglary charge.

Following the arraignment, District Attorney Janet DiFiore said, “Collaborative detective work in several jurisdictions linked this defendant to both crimes which occurred within a day of each other.”

Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra of the Superior Court Trial Division is prosecuting the murder case.

Assistant District Attorney Timothy Ward, Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau, is prosecuting the burglary case.


Jaerue Williams

Jaerue Williams


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