New bail hearing for Jaffrey woman accused in murder cover-up

  • Britany Barron Courtesy photo

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 8/23/2021 4:54:36 PM

A bail hearing for a Jaffrey woman accused of assisting in the murder cover-up of a Keene man has been re-scheduled for Aug. 30 at the Coos Superior Court.

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 has applied for bail once, and was denied, based on the brutal nature of the crime. Britany Barron’s defense has contended that she did not willingly participate in the cover-up of the murder, and did so only out of fear for her life and at the direction of her husband. The state does not dispute that Britany Barron’s presence during the murder, and assaults made on Amerault prior to his death were done only under duress, but have argued in the days following the murder and during the cover up, Britany Barron did not take all possible avenues available to alert authorities.

The bail hearing, which was originally scheduled for July 28, but delayed, has been rescheduled for Aug. 30 at the Coos Superior Court at 10 a.m.


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