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Boyfriend of Caroline St. stabbing victim pleads not guilty to murder

Robert Norry was arrested by state troopers in Washington. (Photo: RPD)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The man accused of fleeing to Washington after he killed his girlfriend in Rochester last week pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday morning.

Robert Norry was in Rochester City Court to answer to a second-degree murder charge. He is accused of killing Kelly O'May, 31, in her apartment on Caroline Street.

Court paperwork says Norry stabbed O'May with a knife multiple times, cutting her neck, arms, legs and torso. Her family found her in the apartment after they say she didn't respond to text messages from family members, which is unlike her.

Rochester Police said Norry fled the state and was spotted in Idaho after U.S. Marshals were asked to be on the lookout for his vehicle. Idaho State Police relayed Norry's potential whereabouts to Washington State Police, who were able to track him down and take him into custody earlier this week.

Rochester Police investigators flew out to Spokane and charged Norry with murder. He was then extradited to Rochester for arraignment.

Norry is scheduled to be back in court on Friday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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