In an extremely gruesome act of revenge, a Jaffrey, NH man who apparently discovered his wife was having an affair with another man kidnapped and killed the other man and forced his wife to decapitate him.
Armando Barron, 30, of Jaffrey was arrested and charged with capital murder for allegedly shooting and killing Jonathan Amerault, 25, of Keene, according to Boston Globe.
Armando’s wife Britany Barron was arrested on Sept. 24, 2020, a day before her husband was apprehended. She appeared to be badly beaten. She was charged for falsifying physical evidence.
What Happened To Jonathan Amerault?
In a press release from NH Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, sometime between September 19 and 20, Armando Barron somehow lured Jonathan Amerault to Annette Wayside Park in Rindge, New Hampshire.
When Amerault arrived at Annett State Park, Armando Barron assaulted him, before handing his wife a gun and ordering her to shoot him, according to police reports.
Britany Barron who says she was badly beaten and faced deadly threats from Barron, detailed the events of the murder and body disposal in an interview with the New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit on Tuesday, according to the Concord Monitor.
Mrs. Barron freely admits to the affair with Amerault, who worked with her at a facility in Jaffrey, NH, and that her husband did confirm this by looking through her cellphone around Sept. 9.
Allegedly, when Britany refused to shoot her lover, she says her husband Armondo then told her to kill Amerault by stepping on his throat. She confessed to putting her foot on Amerault’s throat but told police she did not apply force.
Mrs. Barron did admit to cutting Amerault’s wrists when her husband ordered to, she claims.
After that, she told police that her husband killed Amerault by shooting him three times, twice in the chest and once in the head.
Taking the body back to their home, the Barron’s hurriedly pack some things to make it look like Britany was going camping with friends, she recounted to police.
After heading to another campsite, that was when Mrs. Barron says, her husband forced her to decapitate Amerault, because he believed it would prove difficult to ID a body without a dental record match. She complied. She also assisted with covering up evidence, allegedly per her husband’s instructions.
She says she used a small saw to remove Amerault’s head, wrapped it up, and the two put it in a grave Armando Barron dug before burying it.
While at the campsite, Britany says she was discovered by Fish and Game officers because she wasn’t at an authorized camping area. When speaking with the officers, Mrs. Barron told them she was “in big trouble”.
A quick search by the officers discovered Jonathan Amerault’s vehicle and other items before finding what appeared to be a body wrapped in a tarp. Britany allegedly told the everything after that, according to the Sentinel Source.
Both Britany and her husband Armando pleaded not guilty in a recent court appearance. Although it appeared that she had been battered and abused by her husband and that she had cooperated with the authorities, Judge Peter Bornstein sided with the prosecution and denied bail for Mr. and Mrs. Barron.
Britany was denied bail chiefly due to the fact she had many opportunities to escape from her husband, but instead remained in the area to help conceal a crime scene.
Prosecutors argued that by her own admission, Mrs. Barron drove the victim’s truck back to another campsite, spoke to several hunters while there, but never asked anyone for help, even when her husband went back home in his own vehicle to pick up their 9-year-old daughter.