A Prison Nurse Killed Her Husband So She Can Be With An Inmate Serving Life Sentence
A woman from Missouri used poison to kill her husband -- so she could marry a man doing life sentence behind bars for murder.
Police said Amy Murray, 40, from Iberia, poisoned her husband with antifreeze, placed his body on a bed and set him on fire, Fox 5 reported. After starting the fire last December, Murray then went to a McDonald's with her 11-year-old son and dogs, Fox 22 Columbia reported, citing a probable cause statement.
The court documents showed that at the time, Murray was having an affair with a prisoner at the Jefferson City Correctional Center where she worked as a nurse so prosecutors concluded that the possible reason why she wanted to kill her husband is so she could be with the con in the jail where she works.
According to the documents, in recorded phone conversations Murray told the inmate, Eugene Claypool, 40, she didn’t want to be married to her husband anymore and she could marry Claypool because her husband was dead and “out of the picture,”
They also talked about getting an attorney to spring Claypool from prison early. Fox 22 reported.
Clayton has been locked up for more than 18 years in the deadly stabbing of a 72-year-old Missouri man who won $1.7 million in a lottery game. He was arrested in December 2000.
Murray has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her husband, Joshua Murray.
She was jailed in lieu of $750,000 bond.
And will be sentence as soon as more investigation on the crime is completed.