Arther Butler was convicted on Wednesday of shooting and paralyzing a St. Johnsbury father of four

Arther Butler was convicted on Wednesday of shooting and paralyzing a St. Johnsbury father of four. But he exhibited no remorse during his sentencing, made no apologies and expressed no regret for his actions.  Even after powerful testimony from the victim’s wife about the trauma inflicted upon her family and the difficulties of raising young children while also being the caretaker of her wheelchair-bound husband. “Before I impose sentence, you’re entitled to make a statement if you’d like to,” said Judge Justin P. Jiron to Butler. “If you’d like to say anything to the court I’d be happy to hear it.” Butler said “Nah, I’m good.” Butler, 20, of Topsham, pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal to charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and violating conditions of release in exchange for a sentence of 40 months to ten years, all suspended except for 40 months to serve and eight years of probation. Butler will also be granted credit for time served in pre-trial detention. Butler was 17 years old when he shot Brandon Delude, 24, twice in the back outside of 63 Elm St. in St. Johnsbury in April of 2019.

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