Man arraigned in slaying of teen over Cartier glasses

Mario Buthia

A 20-year-old Eastpointe man was arraigned Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of a teen over the attempted theft of pricey eyeglasses from the victim.

Mario Martinez Buthia was charged by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy in the robbery and fatal shooting of 18-year-old Nathan Garrett. The shooting occurred around 11:23 p.m. Saturday at a gas station in the 11000 block of East Seven Mile.

Buthia was formally charged in 36th District Court with crimes including first-degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery, felon in possession on a firearm and four counts of felony firearm. He is being held without bond.

Buthia allegedly tried to take the teen's Cartier glasses and when the victim resisted, Garrett was shot in the stomach. The teen was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he died from the gunshot wound.

Buthia was identified as the shooter three days later, according to authorities.

His probable cause conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 14. His preliminary exam is June 21, both in 36th District Court.

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