Prosecutors: Dad Kept Daughter In Freezer For 2 Years - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Prosecutors: Dad Kept Daughter In Freezer For 2 Years

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Prosecutors say a Southern California man who acknowledged keeping the body of his 21-year-old daughter in a freezer is a "black-hearted monster" and should be convicted of murder.

During closing arguments Tuesday, an attorney for defendant Clarence Butterfield countered that there wasn't enough evidence to prove his client shot his daughter Rebekah, whose body was found in the freezer of his motorhome. Butterfield testified that he found his daughter dead in December 2006. He says he put her body in the freezer for two years because he thought no one would believe he was innocent and hoped she would be resurrected.

Prosecutors say the 57-year-old shot his daughter seven times to torture her.

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