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Yoga instructor Kristin Johnson murdered in her home

A popular Yoga instructor Kristin Johnson 32, was found dead in her home after Police responded to a call at around 7:45am on March 26 in Purcells Cove. Two men were at the scene of the two bedroom home, both of which lived with Johnson.

Two men were originally arrested, but police let one man go as his involvement was ruled out.

The second man arrested was transported to hospital as he required medical attention for injuries that were said to be serious but not life threatening.

Cause of death has not been released at this time.

Johnson owned 42 Degrees Fitness and Wellness on Grafton Street, in Halifax, NS

**UPDATE**

On April 11th Nicholas Butcher 33, was re-arrested after being discharged from hospital, where he was recovering from injuries sustained at the crime scene.  Police have charged Butcher with second degree murder.

Police have not disclosed the relationship between Johnson and Butcher.

Taylor Samson murder investigation continues

William Michael Sandeson has been charged with first-degree murder in Taylor Samson’s death.

Samson was lat seen on August 15 and hasn’t been heard from since. Police are continuing search efforts in hopes of finding Samson’s body. They also believe the alleged murder was not a random act as the accused and victim were known to each other.