Belle Glade Sun

Pahokee man charged with cold case murder

PAHOKEE ā€” Cold Case Detectives get an indictment from the Grand Jury bringing a 1989 open homicide case to fruition.

On March 23 detectives obtained an indictment charging Clarence Butler, 62, of Pahokee, with First Degree Murder of Simmie Harris.

Simmie Harris was stabbed multiple times by Butler in his apartment between July 4, 1989 and July 5, 1989.

Butler was located, arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County jail. He will attend first appearance on the morning of March 24