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Russian Embassy Revives Interest in 2011 Adoptee Death


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Tags: Culture, Russia, adoption ban, News, US, Russian adoptions, William Allan Butler, Andrew Arthur Butler

Crystal Park

Feb 22, 2013 09:48 Moscow Time

WASHINGTON -- The controversy surrounding the Russian ban on US adoptions has renewed interest in a case from 2011.

Voice of Russia's Crystal Park talks with Dmitri Babich:

The Russian embassy in Washington, DC has been looking at older cases of adoptee deaths in the wake of a string of nationally publicized cases of Russian children being abused at the hands of their adoptive American parents.

In 2011, 73-year-old William Allan Butler took his 13-year-old adopted Ukrainian son, Andrew Arthur Butler, outside on his West Virginia property to learn how to shoot. During the lesson, Butler became afraid his adopted child would shoot him and fired first, killing him.

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