Andrew Arthur Butler

Andrew Arthur Butler
13 year old boy adopted from Donetsk Ukraine in 2003 with 2 biological siblings, was shot and killed by his adoptive father William Alan Butler while target shooting with handguns in their backyard. Mr. Butler said he was shot at while his back was turned so he turned and shot back. Seventy-three year old William Butler pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death and was sentenced to 3-15 years.
Date: 2011-06-18
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father
Fundamentalist faith: no



Hedgesville, West Virginia
United States
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Adoption of Ukrainian children by foreigners: boon or bane?2013-03-01
Russian Embassy Revives Interest in 2011 Adoptee Death2013-02-22
Ukrainians outraged as US dad shoots adopted Ukrainian boy2013-02-20
Butler pleads guilty to child neglect2012-03-23
Accused murderer offered plea deal2012-01-05
Andrew A. Butler obituary2011-06-24
Donations sought for Butler Family2011-06-24
Father charged with murder in son’s shooting2011-06-24
[duplicate to delete] Father charged with murder in son’s shooting2011-06-24
Andrew Arthur Butler, 13 [obituary]2011-06-20
Police: Man charged in slaying said he thought son fired at him2011-06-20
Honor Rolls2011-04-14
Adoption Agency2003-10-01


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