**Updated** Nova Scotia pair plead guilty to second-degree murder of Catie Miller

**Updated at 1:32 p.m.**

Two people have admitted killing a young Halifax mother in 2014.

Jason James Johnson and Kelly Amanda MacDonald, who are both in their 30s and live in Lawrencetown, pleaded guilty this morning to second-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the death of Catie Miller.

Johnson was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 20 years, while MacDonald was also sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 16 years.

The judge also handed the pair five year sentences, to be served concurrently, for indecently interfering with Miller's remains.

The Crown told court Johnson had been in a relationship with the 29-year-old victim that had ended several months before she disappeared.

Miller, who had a young son, was last in contact with her family on July 15, 2014, and was reported missing a few days later.

Her body was found that November.

(With files from The Canadian Press)