Man who raped, murdered teen sentenced


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man convicted of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl whose body was found inside a garage in Buffalo will spend the next 39 years to life in prison.

Darshawn Morris was sentenced Wednesday. The 29-year-old was found guilty of killing Lanasha Rollerson, whose body was found near his home last year.

Rollerson had attended a house party without her family’s knowledge. Police say Morris raped her then stabbed the teen more than 60 times. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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