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Pittsburgh man charged Friday in July 28 North Side killing |

Pittsburgh man charged Friday in July 28 North Side killing

Joe Napsha
| Saturday, August 4, 2018 12:01 a.m

A Pittsburgh man was jailed Friday night in connection with the July 28 murder of a woman on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Pittsburgh police arrested Calvin Stewart Alston, 56, on charges of homicide in the death of Vera Williams Butler, 54, who died of multiple gunshot wounds, Pittsburgh police said.

Butler was found shot in the 200 block of Luray Street and died at the scene, according to Allegheny County Police.

Alston also was charged with firearms violations and tampering with evidence. He was arraigned before White Oak District Judge Thomas Miller Jr. and placed in the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh without bond.

Alston faces a preliminary hearing on Aug. 17 in the city’s Municipal Court.

Additional details about his arrest were not immediately available.

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Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or

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