UPDATE

The pre-trial for an Iberia woman charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, arson and tampering with evidence does not happen as scheduled. The hearing, in Laclede County on a change of venue from Miller County, was continued on Monday and re-set for September 19th with a jury trial now set to begin on October 11th. It’s alleged that Amy Murray used antifreeze to kill her husband, Joshua, before setting the house on fire. Murray also has an open case in Cole County where she worked as a nurse at the Jeff City Correctional Center and is charged with sexual and offender abuse in connection to, allegedly, having an affair with an inmate. That affair is believed to have been the motivation behind the murder of her husband in December of 2018..

 

ORIGINAL STORY

The murder trial of an Iberia woman accused of poisoning her husband and then setting the bedroom he was in on fire in December, 2018, returns to the courtroom Monday (Today) for a pre-trial hearing. Amy Murray faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action, second-degree arson and tampering with physical evidence. It’s alleged that Murray used antifreeze to kill her husband, Joshua, before torching the house in an effort to destroy the evidence. The case is being heard in Laclede County on a change of venue from Miller County. Murray also has an open case in Cole County where she was working as a nurse at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. In that case, she is charged with one count of sexual abuse and three counts of offender abuse for having a relationship with an inmate she had planned to make a life with after murdering her husband.