Bail hearing continued for Jaffrey woman accused of assisting in murder cover up

  • Britany Barron Courtesy photo

Published: 7/28/2021 3:27:27 PM
Barron bail hearing continued

A bail hearing for a Jaffrey woman accused of assisting in the murder cover-up of a Keene man has been delayed.

Britany M. Barron of Jaffrey has been charged with three counts of falsifying evidence and two counts of abuse of a corpse in the murder of Jonathan Amerault, 25, of Keene. Her husband, Armando Barron of Jaffrey, is accused of killing Amerault, and assaulting his wife and attempting to force her to participate in assaults and trying to get her to kill Amerault, allegedly after finding evidence the two were in a relationship.

Britany Barron was originally scheduled to appear in Coos Superior Court on Wednesday morning for a bail hearing, having been held on her charges since her arrest in September of 2020.

The hearing was delayed on Tuesday, after the NH Attorney General’s Office filed a request to continue the hearing, which was granted by Judge Peter H. Bornstein. A new bail hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Coos Superior Court.

Britany Barron has been denied bail once before. Her attorney argued all her actions during and after Amerault’s murder had been at the direction of her husband, and that she only complied out of fear of her life. Bail was denied at that time.

The case is scheduled for trial in January 2022.

— By ASHLEY SAARI


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