Police: Teen charged with murder in fatal stabbing

Police arrested a Bronx teenager Friday night for the murder of John Hopkins Drago, whose dismembered body was discovered Wednesday inside plastic bags in a shopping cart. Fifteen-year-old Sharell Butler

News 12 Staff

Dec 27, 2008, 9:07 PM

Updated 5,682 days ago

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Police arrested a Bronx teenager Friday night for the murder of John Hopkins Drago, whose dismembered body was discovered Wednesday inside plastic bags in a shopping cart.
Fifteen-year-old Sharell Butler has been charged with murder, manslaughter and assault in the stabbing death of Hopkins Drago. According to police, Butler is allegedly romantically involved with James Medina, another suspect in the case who was arrested on Thursday. Medina has been charged with hindering prosecution in the first degree, tampering with evidence and marijuana possession.
Butler and Medina remain in police custody.


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