A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Pamela Butler, putting an end to an eight-year open missing persons case. Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, 52, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 12-years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. In February 2009, Pamela Butler, 47, went missing. According to details made public as […]
There were 12 homicides in October 2017 and nine cases were resolved. Here is our monthly wrap-up of cases covered in October. Homicides Of the 12 homicides, ten of them were shootings, one was a stabbing, and one was a murder by asphyxiation. Five arrests have been made in the October murders, and two arrests […]
The defense for Jose Rodriguez-Cruz and the government discussed DNA evidence in a status hearing while Rodriguez-Cruz awaits a trial. Rodriguez allegedly killed 47-year-old Pamela Butler and was charged with first-degree murder on April 10. According to detectives he has had a history of alleged violence. The government said some DNA testing had been conducted […]
At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Detective Michael Fulton gave a detailed narrative on Jose Rodriguez’s alleged violent history with women. Rodriguez is facing charges of killing his girlfriend Pamela Butler several years ago. Police have never found Butler’s body. According to Fulton, in January of 2004, a woman told police Rodriguez-Cruz was acting strange, held her […]
The man charged with the murder of 47-year-old Pamela Butler was her boyfriend and had an extensive history of violence, according to charging documents. Reports compiled in the documents noted Jose Rodriguez- Cruz, a former soldier, was recommended to be discharged from the military in 1988 because of multiple violations in a short period of […]
Jose Angel Rodriguez-Cruz was charged with the murder of Pamela Butler.
Police announced an arrest in the murder of 47-year-old Pamela Butler, eight years after she went missing and was presumed dead. According to police, Butler was reported missing in February 2009 and her family was later granted a death certificate in July 2016, after she had been missing for seven years. Police arrested and charged […]