For Immediate Release - October 23, 2012

Two Arrested for Lawrence Murder

Jose Rivera, 32 of 176 Farnham Street Lawrence, and Albert Vasquez, 18 of 22 Camden Street, were arrested today and charged with the murder of Martin Butt, 28, who was shot on Union Street in Lawrence on the afternoon of September 9, 2012. 


After an intensive investigation by members of the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Essex County District Attorney's Office and members of the Lawrence Police Detective Unit, arrest warrants were obtained and the suspects were taken into custody at their residences without incident this morning. Both suspects will be arraigned at Lawrence District Court later today.


The arrests were made with the assistance of the State Police STOP team, Lawrence Police, Methuen Police, State Police Crime Scene Services Section, State Police K9, Essex County Drug Task Force and the DEA Cross Border Initiative.