BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana assistant principal is facing a murder charge in the death of a pregnant co-worker who allegedly threatened to expose their relationship.
Robert Marks already was jailed on a kidnapping charge Friday when Baton Rouge police said the 39-year-old had been arrested on new charges of first-degree murder and first-degree feticide in the death of 40-year-old Lyntell Washington.
Washington’s body was found in a ditch Tuesday. A coroner said she died from a gunshot wound to her head.
Police arrested Marks on June 9 after Washington’s 3-year-old daughter was found alone near her mother’s car.
Marks is an assistant principal at Brookstown Magnet Honors Academy, where Washington worked as an instructional specialist.
A co-worker told police Washington was pregnant with Marks’ child and had threatened to tell his wife about their affair.
This story has been corrected to show the suspect was arrested June 9 instead of June 10.
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