NH police: Man killed wife’s lover, ordered her to behead him

Published: Sep. 25, 2020 at 4:55 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2020 at 4:17 PM EDT
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ATKINSON AND GILMANTON ACADEMY GRANT, N.H. (WCAX) - Police say a New Hampshire man who discovered his wife was having an affair kidnapped and killed the other man and then forced his wife to decapitate her lover.

The body of Jonathan Amerault, 25, of Keene, was found Tuesday. An autopsy shows he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

New Hampshire State Police and the attorney general’s office say Armando Barron, 30, of Jaffrey, was arrested Friday and charged with capital murder.

Investigators say Barron lured Amerault to Annette Wayside Park in Rindge last weekend, shot him to death and then hid the body at a campsite in far northern New Hampshire.

Amerault was reported missing on Monday after he didn’t show up for work. His friends and family hadn’t heard from him since Saturday. His body was found late Wednesday in Coos County, in the township of Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant, on the border of Maine.

Armando Barron is also charged with beating and threatening his wife, Britany Barron, 31, who is charged with falsifying evidence.

They both pleaded not guilty Friday and were ordered held without bail.

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