3 now charged in body in a bag case

December 31, 2008 6:19:09 PM PST
New York City prosecutors say two men have been arrested along with a 15-year-old girl on charges of killing two people, including one whose dismembered remains were found in a garbage bag. Teenager Sharell Butler has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the deaths of 24-year-old Christopher Umpierre on Dec. 19 and 22-year-old John Hopkins-Drago on Dec. 21. She's being held without bail.

Carlos Colon was arrested Wednesday on murder charges in the shooting of Umpierre and the stabbing of Hopkins-Drago. Robert Pastore was charged with murder in the death of Hopkins-Drago.

It's unclear if they have attorneys. They don't have listed telephone numbers.

Police say the three stabbed Hopkins-Drago at a Bronx apartment.

A superintendent found the dismembered body stuffed in a garbage can. Umpierre was shot after a botched robbery.

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