Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Soulmagent, Oct 31, 2008.
Wow!! I found a blog on true crime report on the daughter but I don't see that she already has a thread here
Edited to add, why was a missing person's report on this woman not filed until June of this year??
Ewwww. I hope Rebekah saw a dentist so they can compare her dental records to the body.
So he just drove around in the RV with his daughter's rotting corpse in the freezer? and didn't mind the smell? What a wackjob!
Anymore news on this case? Just wondering... it sounded like the corpse begun to rot when the electricity to the RV was shut off.
Her brother made a comment here a few days ago. Seems that Dad was very abusive and that he and his mother fled years ago but Rebekah refused to leave her dad.
It seems the only person who noticed her missing was her Mother who hadn't seen her in more than 4 years since the family had split up.
I guess they had no dentals or fingerprint for her.
That post made by her brother was heartbreaking.
Clarence Butterfield, accused of murdering his daughter and keeping her body in a freezer in a recreational vehicle in San Clemente, was brought back to Orange County from Las Vegas on Tuesday, prosecutors said.
Butterfield, 55, is expected to be arraigned Thursday on one felony count of special circumstances murder with torture and two felony counts of assault with a firearm. The charges make him eligible for the death penalty, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said.
So glad this POS is finally going to get what is coming to him!
I wouldn't be surprised if allot of 'missing ' people were hidden this way.............
Yes I agree, and it is so scary to think about passionflower. I pray that God blesses the family with some peace when this is all done. So terribly sad.
Man Indicted in Death of Daughter Found in Freezer
4:29 AM PST, December 9, 2009
SANTA ANA - A grand jury has indicted a man whose decomposed daughter was found in the freezer of his motor home.
The Orange County district attorney's office says 56-year-old Clarence Butterfield was indicted Tuesday on one count of murder during torture and mayhem and one count of assault with a firearm.
Butterfield is accused of shooting and suffocating his 21-year-old daughter Rebekah in 2006 and storing her body in a 5-foot freezer.
Sheriff's homicide detectives went to North Carolina to get a DNA sample from the young woman's mother to positively identify her.
They just now got an indictment? I wonder what the holdup was?
Oh how terrible. she stayed with her dad cause she trusted him to do right and this is how he repaid her faith? sick.
still looking for more info on why indictment took so long -- but here's more news
Butterfield was already in custody, having been charged in a criminal complaint last year. The indictment means prosecutors can skip a preliminary hearing in the case and move on to trial.
Butterfield, 55, is expected to be arraigned Dec. 15 on one felony count of special circumstances murder during the commission of torture and mayhem one felony count of assault with a firearm. The charges make him eligible for the death penalty, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said.
more here (altho not much, IMO as to new details)
here's another link -- to O.C. DA announcing the indictment
can't find any news on his arraignment either.
I couldn't find anything on this case past the indictment. :waitasec:
I'll see if I can dig up anything, but CA records are pretty tight. As an aside, how in the world could he get a 5-foot freezer into a motor home that size? Do they come with those built in? I don't know much about motor homes.
Clarence Butterfield is scheduled for jury trial on 8/16/2010 at 8:30 a.m. The prosecutor is Ebrahim Baytieh.
I just looked this case up after watching Lockup on MSNBC. Butterfield was one of the inmates featured.
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