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15-Year-Old Accused of Two Bronx Murders


“Her slight build and young face betraying the serious charges she faces,” per amNY, 15-year-old Sharell Butler of the Bronx is accused of killing two men, one by gunshot, one by stabbing. Prosecutors say Christopher Umpierre was shot in his apartment during a robbery attempt on December 19 and robbed of cash and drugs; John Hopkins-Drago was stabbed on December 21 in his apartment on Pelham Parkway, then stuffed into a garbage bag and left in an alley. Both crimes were allegedly committed “in the company of others”; Butler, whose street name is Lady Red, is said to be a member of the Bloods.

When asked if his daughter is innocent, Butler’s father tells the Daily News he “would believe so”; “I don’t think she would have had the strength,” a neighbor tells the Times.



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