BATON ROUGE, La. — 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, who was once named “Teacher of the Year,” according to WAFB.
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.