30 November 2021
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


On November 29, 2021, at approximately 06:58 P.M., the State Police at Liberty responded to a 911 call for a possible homicide at 305 Harris Road in the town of Liberty.  Upon arrival the troopers located the homeowner, Louisa S. Butler, age 90, deceased inside the residence. 

As a result of the investigation, State Police charged James M. Brodie, age 75, of Liberty, with Murder second degree a Class A Felony.  Brodie was arraigned in the Town of Thompson Court by Town Justice Martin S. Miller and remanded to Sullivan County Jail with no bail.  His next court appearance is scheduled for December 2, 2021. 

The investigation was conducted by the New York State Police with the assistance of the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office.


You must be logged in to view this item.

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.