Canada Butcher said 'sorry' after alleged killing

19:26  12 april  2018
19:26  12 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trial set to begin in Montreal-born yogi's death

  Trial set to begin in Montreal-born yogi's death HALIFAX - More than two years after a Montreal-born yoga instructor was found dead inside her Halifax home, a trial was scheduled to begin for her former partner Tuesday. Nicholas Jordan Butcher is expected to face a jury trial in the death of 32-year-old Kristin Johnston. She was found dead on March 26, 2016, at her Oceanview Drive home in Halifax's Purcells Cove district. Police have said Butcher, who is charged with second-degree murder, was in a "domestic relationship'' with Johnston.Johnston was not yet 30 when she left Montreal for a new life in Nova Scotia.

HALIFAX — A blood-caked Nicholas Butcher told an officer he was " sorry " minutes after he informed a 911 dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and tried to kill himself, the law school graduate's second-degree murder trial heard Thursday. MacGillivray said Butcher kept repeating " I ' m sorry .

A blood-caked Nicholas Butcher told an officer he was ' sorry ' minutes after he informed a 911 dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and tried to kill himself, his second-degree murder trial heard Thursday.

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HALIFAX - A Halifax jury has heard that a blood-caked Nicholas Butcher told an officer he was "sorry," minutes after he informed a 911 dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and tried to kill himself.

The 14-member jury at Butcher's second-degree murder trial watched a video statement today from Sgt. Matthew MacGillivray, who arrested the law school graduate at Kristin Johnston's Halifax-area home on the morning of March 26, 2016.

The Halifax police officer died of cancer in November 2017, and gave the sworn statement on Sept. 5, 2017, knowing he likely wouldn't be alive to testify at the 35-year-old man's trial.

Man pleads not guilty in yoga teacher's death

  Man pleads not guilty in yoga teacher's death HALIFAX - The jury at the trial of a Halifax man accused of killing a popular yoga instructor was selected Tuesday, as Nicholas Butcher pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. Butcher, a 35-year-old graduate of Dalhousie University's law school, is accused of killing 32-year-old Montreal native Kristin Johnston on March 26, 2016. His trial started Tuesday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, where dozens of people were called for jury selection. By Butcher, a 35-year-old graduate of Dalhousie University's law school, is accused of killing 32-year-old Montreal native Kristin Johnston on March 26, 2016.

MacGillivray said Butcher kept repeating “ I ’ m sorry . “I remember seeing the hand in a steel tray,” he said . He had no further involvement in the case after that. READ MORE: ‘I killed her’: Jury in Nicholas Butcher trial hears 911 call.

HALIFAX — A blood-caked Nicholas Butcher told an officer he was " sorry " minutes after he informed a 911 dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and tried to kill himself, the law school graduate's second-degree murder trial heard Thursday.

On the video, MacGillivray says Butcher was covered in dry, caked-on blood when he emerged from the home shirtless and wearing pyjama pants, and that he was tasked with remaining with him on the porch.

He says Butcher, who was missing his right hand and had injuries on his neck, repeatedly told him he was "sorry" and that he wanted to call his mother.

Police officers have testified they found the body of the Montreal-born yoga instructor in the master bedroom of the Purcells Cove home on a blood-soaked bed, next to a steak knife.

They testified that a mitre saw and an amputated hand were found nearby.

Butcher has pleaded not guilty.

Accused killer takes stand in own defence .
Accused killer takes stand in own defenceThat same morning, Butcher called 911. He told the dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and tried to kill himself. Breathing heavily and wailing, he also said he had cut off his hand.

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