ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — An Irondequoit man who was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend and hiding her corpse was sentenced Thursday to spend 25 years to life in prison.
Lisa Shuler, 37, was found deceased and dismembered near the Culver Road home she shared with boyfriend Seth Larson in May of 2021. The rest of her remains were found near Durand Lake.
Investigators quickly identified Larson as a person of interest in the investigation. He was later found in West Virginia in June 2021 and was arrested by US Marshals.
In January 2023, Larson was found guilty of murder, tampering with evidence, and concealment of a corpse. A 1 and one-third to 4 years sentence on the lesser charges will run consecutive to the murder sentencing.
Outside the courtroom, first assistant district attorney Perry Duckles told reporters the maximum sentence can hopefully serve as some form of closure for Shuler’s loved ones. This, after Larson addressed the courtroom before learning of his sentence.
“Everything he said just cemented the fact that assured me that the maximum sentence was the only one appropriate. To come in here and face the evidence that was presented and say somebody else did it, that the perpetrator was still out there, that he was somehow treated unfairly by the system. If I could use profanity right now, I would because it was absolute nonsense,” said Duckles, “What other word is there for what he did to a human being. Especially somebody he apparently loved, lived with, spent his life with. It’s just absolutely horrible.”