BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana assistant principal faces 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 police said the 39-year-old was 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 last Friday after Washington’s 3-year-old daughter was found alone near her mother’s car.
Marks is an assistant principal at a school in Baton Rouge 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.