A middle-aged nurse employed at a correctional center in Missouri is accused of killing her husband with antifreeze in order to marry her inmate lover, who just so happens to be serving time for slaying an elderly lottery winner.
40-year-old Amy Murray was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action on Friday after it was deduced that she allegedly killed her husband, Joshua Murray, with antifreeze and set fire to their bedroom- with his body inside.
Murray is reported to have committed the act on December 11, but recent autopsy and fire marshall reports point to her as the suspect.
The nurse worked at the Jefferson City Correctional Center, where she engaged in a romantic relationship with inmate Eugene Claypool, who was convicted of fatally stabbing a 72-year-old lottery winner and has served 18 years behind bars.
Murray told the inmate in a recorded conversation that Claypool could marry her now that her husband was “out of the picture.”
The late Joshua Murray had a son with his wife, who is around eleven years of age.
According to the Daily Mail, Murray claimed to have been out at McDonald’s when the fire started and could not enter the home upon arrival due to smoke. However, investigators found McDonald’s food and bags inside of the house.
Her bond is set at $750,000.
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