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Twinsburg firefighter kills fiancee and himself in Akron

Updated Apr 12, 2019 at 7:13 AM

Demetrius T’Juan Butler knew this grim story had no happy ending.

As a paramedic, he worked for years with different teams of dispatchers, police officers and firefighters all trying to defuse volatile and dangerous situations like the one he set off.

It started about 2 a.m. Thursday in Akron when Butler shot and killed his fiancee, Olivia “Liv” Hamey, 35, in the basement of her Goodyear Heights home as her children, an 11-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son, tried to sleep upstairs.

It ended not long after, about 5 miles away, in the driveway of his mother’s East Akron home.

There, Butler — a 35-year-old Twinsburg firefighter who was once named co-paramedic of the year when he worked for a different department in Stark County — shot himself in the chest.

In between the murder and the suicide, Butler left a trail of heartbreak, destruction and questions, many of which may never be answered.

Happy fiancee

Hamey announced her engagement to Butler in December 2017.

“OMG gonna be a wifey,” Hamey posted, along with a picture of her perfectly manicured left hand showing off a ring with a large, square diamond surrounded by other, smaller diamonds.

She did not say how the couple met, but it wasn’t the first relationship for either.

Hamey already had a daughter and son and spent much of her Facebook page showing pictures of them having fun.

It’s not clear whether Butler, who had no Facebook page under his name, had children of his own, too. But he clearly embraced Hamey’s children as his family.


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