Lawyer: Phila. police death defendant scared - Philadelphia News

September 10, 2008 7:33:59 PM PDT
The lawyer for a 16-year-old Philadelphia boy accused of causing a car crash that killed a police officer says his client is frightened. Andre Butler, of the Mill Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia, is charged as an adult with third-degree murder, vehicular homicide and other offenses in the death of Officer Isabel Nazario.

Attorney Brian Humble says his client's fear is typical for a juvenile who's jailed and charged as an adult. He also says Butler's mother is an upright citizen who has raised seven children, one of whom just graduated from college.

Nazario's funeral is scheduled Friday.

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