New details continue to emerge in the case against a man accused of killing a Utah couple, leaving three young children alone with their bodies.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Tony and Katherine Butterfield were found deceased at a home close to 3200 West and 6900 South in West Jordan on Saturday, after a caller reported hearing gunshots in the area. According to the West Jordan Police Department, Johnson allegedly rummaged through the couple’s belongings before fleeing.
The couple’s three young children were left at the home. They were physically unharmed, but it isn’t clear if they witnessed the killings.
The U.S. Marshals Service assisted in capturing Albert Enoch Johnson, 31, in Sacramento, California, days after. He’s accused of killing the couple before fleeing the state.
Johnson’s wife, who was questioned by authorities prior to her husband’s capture, reportedly refused to cooperate. However, an arrest affidavit sheds new details about the incident.
Sina Johnson allegedly told authorities that her husband wanted to work for the Butterfield family at their landscaping business, although previous reports indicated that unnamed sources said he was already an employee.
Sina Johnson, however, claimed that her husband was only “familiar” with the family because at one point, he “had attempted to obtain a job with their company,” the Desert News reports.
Johnson added that her husband came home in bloody clothing between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., claimed his life was over and that he had been stabbed. When she discovered he was involved in the Butterfields’ deaths, Sina Johnson took her husband’s bloody clothing and washed them, according to authorities.
KSL reports that Sina Johnson “made statements that she plans to buy a plane ticket to Arizona and would not specify where in Arizona she would go.”
Sina Johnson was subsequently arrested and charged with felony obstruction of justice. She remains behind bars on a $100,000 bond.
Albert Johnson, who resisted arrest when authorities found him California, is in the process of extradition back to Utah, following a Friday court hearing in Stockton.
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[Feature Photo: Butterfield Family/GoFundMe; Albert Johnson/Police Handout