ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — One of the teens found guilty of setting a man on fire was sentenced Monday morning.
In February 2021, then-16-year-old Zayvion Perry and another teen — 14-year-old Adriel Riley, Jr. — was arrested for setting fire to 53-year-old Steven Amenhauser on Lyell Avenue. Amenhauser died from his injuries in March.
Initially, the two teens pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder, arson, and criminal possession of a weapon, but Perry pleaded guilty to manslaughter two years later. Riley waived his right to a trial by jury and was later convicted of second-degree murder.
Perry was sentenced to 25 years in the Monroe County Department of Corrections according to the Monroe County DA’s Office, with Riley’s sentencing scheduled for Tuesday morning.