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No Good Deed

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Mormons and entrepreneurs Tony and Katherine Butterfield were the kind of people who gave a leg up to anyone who needed it. They invited jobless citizens to work for their landscaping company and homeless ones into their home. So on the morning of April 18th, 2020 no one could believe it when screams were heard coming from their house. Detectives assumed a disgruntled ex-employee came for revenge even in the quiet town of West Jordan, but the motive for this slaughter was far more insidious.

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Mormons and entrepreneurs Tony and Katherine Butterfield were the kind of people who gave a leg up to anyone who needed it. They invited jobless citizens to work for their landscaping company and homeless ones into their home. So on the morning of April 18th, 2020 no one could believe it when screams were heard coming from their house. Detectives assumed a disgruntled ex-employee came for revenge even in the quiet town of West Jordan, but the motive for this slaughter was far more insidious.

In the early hours of April 18, 2020, the quiet neighborhood of West Jordan, Utah, was shattered by a heinous act of violence that claimed the lives of Tony and Kathryn Butterfield, a compassionate and devoted Mormon couple revered for their selfless acts of kindness. The Butterfields, who were in their early thirties, had built a life centered around service and community, often extending a helping hand to those in need. They were known to offer employment opportunities to individuals struggling to find work and did not hesitate to open their home as a refuge for people experiencing homelessness.


Tragically, their benevolence was met with betrayal when Albert Johnson, a man who had previously worked for Tony's landscaping business, and his wife, Sheena, orchestrated a brutal home invasion with the intent to rob the Butterfields, driven by acute financial strain. In the midst of the invasion, Tony and Kathryn were fatally wounded, leaving behind three young children who, although physically unharmed, were deeply traumatized by the loss of their loving parents.


The chilling events of that night were meticulously recorded by the family's home surveillance system, which later proved to be a pivotal piece of evidence in the investigation. The footage captured the harrowing ordeal and ultimately led law enforcement to swiftly apprehend the suspects. Albert Johnson was arrested after a manhunt, and both he and Sheena confessed to their roles in the crime.


The aftermath of the tragedy saw the West Jordan community grappling with a profound sense of loss and disbelief. Vigils were held, and neighbors, friends, and even strangers came together to honor the memory of the Butterfields, whose lives exemplified the very essence of generosity and love for one's neighbor. The couple's untimely deaths served as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the impact of selfless deeds on a community. As the judicial process unfolded, the Butterfields' legacy continued to inspire acts of kindness, ensuring that the spirit of their goodwill lived on despite their absence.