15 years after crime, Butler still denies shooting

Brian Butler was 17 years old at the time of the chief’s death.

15 years after crime, Butler still denies shooting

GRANT, AL (WAFF) - More than 15 years after the shooting death of Grant Police Chief Verlon Lemaster, the man convicted of killing him still denies he did it.

Brian Butler was 17 years old at the time of the chief's death. He and Jerid Eldridge had run away from their homes in the New Hope area and had holed up in a home at Grant.

Madison County officers had learned of their whereabouts and were going to pick them up. Chief Lemaster went with them.

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