Accused man in Stettler death seeking legal aid

Nicholas Johnson’s next court appearance is set for Feb. 13th

By Kevin J. Sabo

For the Independent

Nicholas Climb Johnson, 32, was in Stettler Provincial Court on Jan. 23rd connected to a charge of second-degree murder laid by the RCMP on Jan. 17th.

Charges were laid against Johnson after police were called to a Stettler residence on Jan. 15th following a report of a deceased male in the home.

Johnson was charged with second degree murder in the death of his father, Barrie Douglas Johnson.

An autopsy was conducted in Calgary on Jan. 17th, determining that the death was attributed to a combination of blunt and sharp force trauma.

Appearing in court via teleconference from the Red Deer Remand Centre where he remains in custody, Nicholas Johnson said he was aware of the charges against him.

He told the court he still had not retained the services of a lawyer, but that he had applied to Legal Aid and they were in the process of finding someone to represent him.

The Judge also did remind him of the no contact order in place for Olga Johnson.

Nicholas Johnson’s next court appearance is set for Feb. 13th.

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