Suspect charged in double-homicide of Utah couple
KSTU / Salt Lake County
Albert Enoch Johnson, Katherine Butterfield, Tony Butterfield

By David Wells, KSTU

WEST JORDAN, Utah (KSTU) -- The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office has filed several felony charges, including aggravated murder, against the man accused of killing Tony and Katherine Butterfield of West Jordan.

Albert Enoch Johnson, 31, faces two counts of criminal homicide/aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, and one count of obstructing justice in connection with the Butterfields' deaths.

According to District Attorney Sim Gill, Johnson admitted to killing the Butterfields on April 18 after going to their home to try to get money.

According to a probable cause statement, Johnson told investigators he knew the Butterfields, but the exact nature of their acquaintance was not indicated in the statement.

Johnson told investigators he wore a mask and kicked in the Butterfields' door on the morning of April 18, the statement said.

"[Johnson] indicated that he pointed a gun at Tony and told him he just wanted money. [Johnson] informed detectives that he left with $20 and two cell phones," the statement said.

Johnson told investigators he discarded the two phones in a neighbor's yard and, when he got to his car, he realized he didn't have his keys, the statement said.

Johnson then returned to the Butterfields' home, and Tony, who was standing in the doorway, recognized Johnson because he was no longer wearing his mask, the statement said.

"Tony then started stabbing Johnson to prevent him from coming back into the house. Johnson said it was so painful that he shot Tony. Katherine began screaming and Johnson thought he saw a neighbor nearby, so Johnson shot Katherine," the statement said. "Johnson then went into the home and retrieved his keys."