Two arrests made in connection with Lawrence slaying

Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on the street in Lawrence Sunday afternoon, Essex prosecutors said.

Stephanie Coleman, 22, and Christopher Ansara, 27, of 96 Ashland St., Methuen, are facing charges of being an accessory before the fact in the murder of Martin Butt, 27, of Reading.

They are to be arraigned this morning in Lawrence District Court, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office said in a statement.

Butts was shot near 115 Union St. at about 12:30 p.m. and was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the district attorney’s office said.


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