Charge laid in Kristin Johnston homicide

Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid a charge in connection with the homicide of Kristin Elizabeth Johnston.At approximately 7:45 a.m. on March 26, Halifax Regional Police responded to an unknown trouble call at a home on Oceanview Drive off Purcells Cove Road. Responding officers located 32-year-old Kristin Johnston deceased inside the residence. One man was arrested at the home, however, he required immediate medical attention and was transported to hospital by EHS. Officers released him from their custody the afternoon of March 26, pending treatment of his injuries which were described as significant but non-life-threatening. Homicide investigators rearrested 33-year-old Nicholas Jordan Butcher of Halifax without incident at approximately noon yesterday after he was released from the QEII where he had been hospitalized since March 26. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court this morning charged with second degree murder. Our thoughts remain with Kristin’s loved ones at this extremely difficult time. Source: Release

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