Updated - Witnesses describe Butler as calm, unconcerned after shooting

Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 17:09 PM.

Defense attorney Mark Sims asked each officer if it was unrealistic for Butler to sit down and eat following a shooting, knowing that there was potentially a long night of questioning ahead.

“Never in all my years have I seen a shooting suspect stop to eat,” said Nugent. “I wouldn’t think that’d be a thing on your mind at the time.”

Burkett said that he found the “weak and bloody” Gant seated on Butler’s back patio and that Butler sat just on the other side of the glass door, watching television with his back to the victim.

Lynn, who was living with Butler at the time, took the stand and contradicted his prior depositions that Gant made threatening remarks toward the men once the door sliding glass door was opened.

Ultimately, Lynn said from the stand that he’d consumed alcohol prior to all of his depositions and had consumed two beers prior to his testimony at the trial.

On the day of the shooting, he said that he and Butler consumed between 10-14 beers each.

Sombathy played the 911 recordings from Butler and Kenneth Dunham, Butler’s neighbor who was with Gant when he approached Butler’s apartment.



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