RCMP Major Crimes charge Stettler man, 32, with death of his father

STETTLER – Nicholas Climb Johnson, 32, of Stettler is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his father, Barrie Douglas Johnson.

The RCMP charged him after a criminal death that occurred on Jan. 15, 2020 in Stettler.

At 2:55 p.m. on Jan. 15 the Stettler RCMP responded to a call of a deceased man at a residence.  The responding members determined that the death was suspicious and took an adult man into custody without issue. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit was deployed.

Friday morning, an autopsy was conducted in Calgary.  The cause of death was attributed to multiple blunt and sharp force trauma.

Johnson was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Stettler on Jan. 23, 2020 at 10 a.m.