Kristin Johnston had injuries to neck, hands, Halifax murder trial told

A Halifax jury heard Kristin Johnston suffered more than a dozen injuries, including 10 wounds to her neck as well as damage to her hands.

Detective-Constable Michael Barkhouse took the stand at the second-degree murder trial of Nicholas Butcher on Monday, and identified a number of injuries on Johnston's body, most of them on her neck.

She also had multiple wounds on her hands and fingers.

The trial has heard that police found the body of the Montreal-born yoga instructor inside the master bedroom of her Halifax-area home on a blood-soaked bed next to a steak knife on March 26, 2016.

Police said they went to the scene after a frantic Butcher called 911 and told them he had killed his girlfriend and had cut off his hand.

Crown attorney Tanya Carter gave Barkhouse several pictures and asked him to identify jewelry and clothing worn by Johnston when she was found dead.