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Phoenix lawyer pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run

PHOENIX — A Phoenix lawyer has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an
injury accident and a misdemeanor count of DUI.

Maricopa County prosecutors said 43-year-old Aimee Lorine Butel entered her
pleas Monday.

She’s scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 30.

Butel was arrested in March in the fatal hit-and-run of a woman who was lying
naked in the middle of a Phoenix street.

Witnesses told police that the 37-year-old victim began taking her clothes off
and ran into the street when she was struck by a car.

Police said a preliminary breath test showed Butel had a blood-alcohol content
of 0.129 percent. That’s well above the 0.08 percent legal limit to operate a
vehicle in Arizona.

Court documents showed Butel, a former county medical examiner, is a personal injury attorney with a Phoenix law


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