Selma man pleads guilty to 2019 murder

Published 11:30 am Friday, September 23, 2022

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A Selma man pled guilty a 2019 murder in the Dallas County Courthouse this week.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Shakeem Butler pled guilty to murder in the 2019 beating death of 58 year old Joseph Minniefield.

On September 20, 2019, Butler and his mother, Shana Muldrow, killed Minniefield at the 1500 block of Hayden Street. Minniefield was Muldrow’s boyfriend.

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During the Selma Police Department (SPD) investigation, detectives learned that Muldrow was Minnifield’s girlfriend.

Then-Interim Selma Police Chief Robert W. Green also said the victim was shot over losing Butler’s dog. Minniefield allegedly lost their dog, Butler got upset and shot him.

Jackson said that Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins Pettaway Jr. ordered a Pre-Sentence Investigation and report. Jackson also said that Butler will be sentenced in a couple of month and facing up to life in prison.

“These days, people will kill over anything,” Jackson said. “This murder was totally senseless. He’s facing a possible life sentence. It will be up to the judge.”