Las Vegas Sun - Photograph : John Butler Trial

November 24, 2017

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John Butler talks to a member of the court audience during a break in his penalty hearing at the Clark County Courthouse Tuesday, January 2, 2001. Butler was convicted last week of murdering Daniel Shersty, 20, and Lin Newborn, 25, on July 4, 1998.

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John Butler talks to a member of the court audience during a break in his penalty hearing at the Clark County Courthouse Tuesday, January 2, 2001. Butler was convicted last week of murdering Daniel Shersty, 20, and Lin Newborn, 25, on July 4, 1998.