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Jean Butchart

Jean Thomas Butchart, 26, a transman, was killed in a random shooting in Belleville, MI. Suspect Matthew Tiggs, facing a murder trial, shot Jean on August 4. Jean, an environmental studies graduate, was celebrated for his love of nature. The crime, not classified as a hate crime, seems to be a random act of violence, with Tiggs’s competency hearing set for April 26, 2024, followed by a jury trial on September 3, 2024.