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Wife of West Jordan homicides suspect charged with obstruction of justice

Posted at 8:40 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 22:56:14-04

The wife of Albert Johnson, the man suspected of shooting and killing a West Jordan couple last weekend has been charged with obstruction of Justice.

Sina Johnson, 29, was charged Thursday with the Second Degree Felony after Sina revealed new information about the April 18 events.

According to a probable cause statement, on April 18, police responded to the area near 6900 South and 3300 West in West Jordan after reports of shots fired and a woman screaming. When officers arrived, they found the lights on of the residents but were unable to make contact with anyone in the home. Officers made entry through the home and found Tony and Katherine deceased with gunshot wounds.

Detectives have said Johnson was in the process of committing a home invasion robbery when he allegedly shot the Butterfields to death.

Albert Johnson was later to be named a suspect and was arrested several days later in Stockton, California.

During the investigation, Sina Johnson was interviewed about the homicides. Initially, Sina told authorities that her marriage to Albert was not doing well and the last time she saw him was April 17. In following interviews regarding the homicides and her husband, Sina’s story kept changing, according to the pc statement.

Mrs. Johnson eventually told officials she was familiar with the Butterfields, saying Albert attempted to obtain a job with their company at one point. She also admitted that on the morning of the killings, April 18, Albert came home between 3 to 4 a.m. and was in a rush. Sina told police that Albert told her that someone had been stabbed and that his life was over. Albert then proceeded to shower, change his clothes and leave the apartment. Sina said in the statement that she did not know where he was headed.

Sina then took Albert’s bloody clothes and shoes to the garbage and that is when she found out that Albert had been involved in the homicide. Mrs. Johnson admitted to cleaning her apartment because of bloodstains downstairs, in the hallway and in the bathroom.

Mrs. Johnson led detectives to where she discarded Mr. Johnson’s clothes and officials were able to obtain Albert’s clothes, shoes and a sheet.

Sina Johnson is currently in the Salt Lake County Jail and has a $100,000 bail.