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Last Post of the Night: Kid or Murder, Sharell Butler

January 3, 2009

05*I thought it would be a good time to check up on what’s being reported regarding the arrest and indicment of Sharell Butler.

[Sharell] who is being charged as an adult, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years to life imprisonment on each murder count, according to a release from District Attorney Robert Johnson‘s office.

Butler, of Morris Park, is being held without bail. She is to be arraigned Feb. 9 on the grand jury indictment.

Also yesterday, Johnson announced the arrest of Carlos Colon, 20, of Harlem, in connection with the two killings.

Colon allegedly took part in the Dec. 21 slaying of Hopkins-Drago, who was stabbed multiple times, and fired the shot that killed Umpierre on Dec. 19, the district attorney’s release said.

It is also being reported that a third suspect, Robert Pastore, 19, is also being charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the death of Hopkins-Drago.

Finally it was mentioned that in a brief court appearance it was announced by Butler’s lawyer that she would not be testifying in front of the grand jury.

Absent still was any information that showed how Sharell Butler was linked to the murders or the linkage to the others that are being accused.  As noted in my first post there is still a lack of any information being provided to substantiate how any of the accused or involved in the crime.

Since I have my eye on this case, I will continue to provide weekly updates.  Althought at this rate it might be a post saying no new information has been provided.

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