Butler murder trial in review

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 09:43 AM.

On Wednesday, Sombathy began calling witnesses and Rogers gave emotional testimony that Butler’s use of slurs toward the child upset her, and that Butler had clearly been drinking.

Pine Ridge property manager Pamela Silcox visited Butler earlier that day and testified that he and Lynn were drunk when she saw them and the .22 rifle was off its rack and propped against the couch.

Butler’s neighbor, Steve Dubree testified that there was no bad blood between Butler and Gant.

“I just think he made a mistake,” said Dubree, while locking eyes with the defendant.

Neighbor Kenneth Dunham’s testified seeing Gant, who he believed had good intentions, shot down.

Dunham said that he feared for his life and ran off to call 911 once he saw Butler reloading the rifle.

“I couldn’t understand why this is going on,” said Dunham as he recounted the event. “Everett wasn’t going over there to hurt anyone.”

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