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Wife of man accused in West Jordan double murder pleads guilty to lesser obstructing justice charge

By Lauren Bennett, | Posted - Aug. 3, 2020 at 10:59 p.m.

WEST JORDAN — The wife of a man accused of a double murder pleaded guilty to an obstruction of justice charge in connection to the crime on Monday, court documents show.

Sina Johnson, 30, pleaded guilty to an attempted obstruction of justice charge for cleaning up her husband’s bloody clothes after he allegedly murdered a young couple on April 18.

Johnson’s husband, 31-year-old Albert Enoch Johnson, is charged in 3rd District Court with murdering and robbing Tony and Katherine Butterfield in their West Jordan home in the early hours of April 18.

The couple’s three young children were in the home when their parents died by gunshot wounds. However, none of the children were physically harmed in the incident.

Sina Johnson’s third-degree felony carries a possibility for a zero to 5-year prison sentence and up to a $5,000 fee, according to court documents filed in 3rd District Court.

However, the prison term was suspended so long as Johnson complies with the terms of her probation. Additionally, she was granted time served for the 102 days she served in the jail.

Sina Johnson was put on a 36-month probation in which she can have no contact with her husband, witnesses, or the victim’s family and cooperates with the state in her husband’s case, among other probationary items.

Sina Johnson, who was initially charged in May with a second-degree felony obstruction of justice, was released from the Salt Lake County Jail following the plea.

Lauren Bennett

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