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Teen to Serve 30 Years in Mr. Wings Murder

A judge sentenced Charles Sequan Butler, 19, to the maximum of 30 years in prison for his involvement in the 2010 shooting death of Misael Flores at Mr. Wings & Pizza in Glen Burnie.

An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge sentenced a Brooklyn Park teen to 30 years in prison for his involvement in the botched robbery and murder of a Glen Burnie man in 2010.

Judge Michael Wachs gave Charles Sequan Butler, 19, of 100 block of West Edgevale Road in Brooklyn Park, the maximum sentence for second-degree murder, to which .

Entering an Alford plea means Butler admits the state had enough of a case against him to find him guilty while maintaining his innocence. It carries the same weight as a guilty plea.

Butler was charged in the murder of —the night before Flores' 21st birthday.

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Butler and his mother both apologized to Flores' family for Butler's involvement in the crime.

But Wachs said he did not get the impression that Butler understood what he had been involved in and called the crime "senseless and callous."

"It was absolutely a senseless and callous use of violence, that a young man lost his life, and he didn't need to lose his life," Wachs said. "Ultimately, your involvement in the case makes me believe you are a dangerous person."

The sentencing guidelines called for at minimum of 25 years and Wachs said he exceeded those due to the nature of the crime.

"I exceeded the guidelines because of the loss of life and the level of harm was clearly excessive," he said. "And the senseless and callous disregard for human life."

Flores' older brother, Eliezer Flores, spoke of the tragedy that two young lives were lost that night at Mr. Wings & Pizza.

"As a family, we forgive Mr. Butler in our hearts, for no animosity or vengeance can ever return Misael to us," Eliezer Flores said. "Mr. Butler's family can rest assured that no matter the length or magnitude of the sentence, they can see him alive. We do not have that opportunity."

Butler is the first of four defendants to be sentenced in this case.

Over the course of two weeks in November 2010, ; Willie Antonio McLean, 20, and Shawn Anthony Johnson, 19, of Glen Burnie; and Vincent Ethan Bunner, 19, of Pasadena, with the murder of Flores.

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halfway through his trial in January. He is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. Johnson was found guilty of felony murder in June and is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

Johnson and Bunner were arrested in connection with a separate , a 7-Eleven employee who was killed during a botched robbery in August 2010.

Bunner pleaded guilty in January to the murder of Attia. Johnson is scheduled to stand trial for Attia's death in August.

McLean—who agreed to testify against Butler, Bunner and Johnson as part of a plea agreement—will stand trial in October.

At the request of defense attorney Donald Daneman, Wachs referred Butler to the Patuxent Institution’s Youth Program in Jessup. The program's primary focus is developmental, with the goal of assisting the youthful offenders in their transition to viable adult development, according to the Maryland Department of Safety and Correctional Services website.

"I hope that they can use whatever resources they have so that when you are released that this type of event would not occur at any point in the future," Wachs said.

Maggie July 20, 2012 at 05:28 PM
All of these cases are so very tragic, for everyone. The victims of course, and their families, there is not doubt about that. The lives of these boys, and their families, as well. These boys will always be a heavy burden, to everyone. What will they do if and when they get out of jail? They will be even more street smart than they are, they will have no other skills, they will have little family left, no friends in the old neighborhood, so they will do what they know. I am sure there were many signs these events would one day take place, every single person that was involved with these boys, family, friends, school officials, doctors, everyone from the time they were small children (when they were only getting into a little bit of mischief) that had an opportunity to intervene, should be held equally as accountable. I believe it is the only way that we will be able to get a handle on these out of control kids.
Sally July 21, 2012 at 02:28 AM
It really seam that maggie has always had a perfect life , perfect children if she have children . How could you pass such judgement when you dont even know the the backgrounds of these kids or their families. You say that their were plenty of signs of these children showing behavior problems. How do you know? What do you have to say about jeffrey dominer who attended a private school who was raised by both parents, living in a middle class . Who showed no signs of defiant behavoir.What about the teens who shot up the highschool in Boulder Colorodo in 1999 ? Again who would have thought these teens would have committed such crimes.
Sally July 21, 2012 at 04:53 PM
My heart goes out to the victim family as well as the defendants families. What mother would want her child to be charged with such crime. Also To make statements of such ignorance, that someone should have been held accountable for some one elses choices is not exceptable.
SHADY WILSON July 21, 2012 at 11:03 PM
JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE CLOWN PIC......IT TELLS THE STORY....
Lisa Anderson July 23, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I can tell you for fact that mclean has been in much trouble with the law as a juvenile He was in court with me for breaking into my car his parents were in court he serverd his time for his crime. I guess he just did not get it while serving time for that not to come out and break the law again

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