Butler sentenced to 28 years for murder

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 04:41 PM.

Sombathy spoke on behalf of the Everett Gant’s father, who opted not to attend the sentencing. According to Sombathy, Everett told his father that Butler had racist sensibilities, but that he planned to win him over with kindness.

Butler will be credited with the 501 days he already spent in the Gulf County Jail. Sims requested that Butler be kept as close to Gulf County as possible due to the proximity of family.

Sims said that he plans to file a notice of appeal for the sentence within 30 days.

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