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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of suspect in fatal 2008 Halloween shooting?

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 - 12:00 am

When is the trial of Joseph Raymond?

– Birgit, Sacramento

No one by the name of Joseph Raymond appears in Sacramento Superior Court online records, in current rosters of area jail inmates or in crime-related stories in The Bee’s archives.

Perhaps you are thinking of Joseph Raymond Buttelo, who was convicted in 2011 of voluntary manslaughter for the Oct. 31, 2008 shooting death of Gustavo Lopez, 18, on Lerwick Road near Auburn Boulevard. He also was convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter of another victim in the same shooting.

According to stories in The Bee, the victims were shot after the van they were riding in stopped and the occupants exchanged words with three pedestrians, two men and a woman. Buttelo reportedly pulled a gun and fired into the van, striking Lopez and a 19-year-old man.

Buttelo was sentenced to 23 years and four months in prison and is at High Desert State Prison in Susanville.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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