Assistant principal faces murder charge in co-worker's death

Robert Marks (Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge school's 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 police said the 39-year-old has been 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 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.

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