Jaffrey couple charged in Keene man’s murder

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Jonathan Amerault

KEENE, NH – Two people are charged with being part of the murder-kidnapping scheme that left a Keene man, Jonathan Amerault, dead.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office reported overnight that husband and wife Armondo Barron, 30, and Britany Barron, 31, both of Jaffrey, were arrested Friday in the early morning hours.

Armondo Barron is charged with capital murder for allegedly shooting Amerualt while engaged in the commission of a kidnapping, according to the statement released by the Attorney General’s Office. Investigators have determined that Armando Barron lured Amerault to Annette Wayside Park in Rindge in the overnight hours between Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, and Sunday, Sept. 20.

Amerualt was reported missing Sept. 21 when he failed to show up for work in Rindge. His body was found the next day in Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant in Coos County. An autopsy conducted by New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval determined that the cause of Amerault’s death was a gunshot wound to the head.

Britany Barron is charged, with three counts of falsifying physical evidence in conjunction with Amerault’s murder for altering, destroying, concealing, or removing items of physical evidence when she believed an investigation was pending or about to be instituted with a purpose to impair their verity or availability.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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