New Hampshire man charged for brutally killing wife's lover and forcing her to behead him
Armando Barron allegedly shot Jonathan Amerault three times in the chest and once in the skull and then asked his wife Britany to decapitate him
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KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE: A husband and wife from New Hampshire have been charged with the murder of the wife's lover. On September 19, 2020, 30-year-old Armando Barron learned that his wife Britany Barron, 31, was having an affair with 25-year-old Jonathan Amerault after going through her phone. According to investigators, he then forced his wife to take part in the man's murder and decapitation.
Armando Barron used his wife's telephone to lure her lover to Annett State Forest in Rindge, New Hampshire. According to an affidavit obtained by the Sentinel, Armando Barron assaulted Amerault when he arrived. He then told his wife to shoot Amerault, but she resisted. However, when he told her to cut Amerault's wrists, she gave in. According to the Sentinel, Armando Barron then shot him three times in the chest and once in the skull.
According to the Sentinel, the Barrons then drove Amerault's car to a campsite in northern New Hampshire, stopping along the way to buy lighter fluid, household cleaner, tarps, and a shovel. He ordered his wife to decapitate Amerault's head and remove his head and body at the campsite. The affidavit stated that Armando Barron instructed her to do this so that Amerault's identity could not be determined by dental records. He then urged his wife to text her friends and say that she was "leaving for a while to clear her head" after trashing Amerault's phone.
According to the Sentinel, Barron then left his wife with two firearms to protect herself from wildlife, including the one used to kill Amerault, and promised to return the following day. While at the campsite, she attempted to clean Amerault's automobile, according to the outlet. Two hunters observed Britany Barron at the campsite many times in the days following Amerault's death, according to the Sentinel, and notified her on September 22, 2020, that she wasn't allowed to camp there. They later reported the breach to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
The Sentinel stated that two conservation officers arrived and "informed her that she should not be camping in that area," adding that they noticed an object later identified as Amerault's vehicle under a tarp covered with sticks. According to the Union Leader, “The officers noticed her black eyes and bruises on her neck as they told her to clean up and leave, and she walked away from the campsite” with them. They "called state police and handcuffed the woman" after seeing a tarp in the nearby brook that appeared to be wrapped around a body.
According to the outlet, "blood poured into the water" as a state trooper inspected the tarp in the brook, and a medical examiner then unfolded the cloth to find the beheaded body. Armando Barron has pled not guilty to capital murder, while Britany Barron has pleaded not guilty to three charges of tampering with evidence. Both are being held without bail and the trial is still underway.