New Suspect in Custody for Grand Rapids Murder

Posted at 5:34 PM, Nov 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-29 17:45:47-05
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Jeffrey Slaughter-Butler

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Jeffery Slaughter-Butler, one of three new suspects in the 2012 murder of Jason Cherry, is now in custody.

Slaughter-Butler, 24, was named Tuesday as a suspect in the case.  Tory Overstreet and Craig Hureskin were already in custody for perjury charges at the time of that announcement.

All three men are facing felony murder and armed robbery charges for the Dec. 29, 2012 murder of Jason Cherry in a Dickinson Street home.  Four others were shot during that robbery.

Last week, Tamaine Foster was found guilty of felony murder and other charges related to that incident.  The other suspect, Isiah Latham, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and testified against Foster as part of that plea deal.    Both will be sentenced in December.