A New Hampshire woman who contends she was forced to behead a coworker’s corpse after her husband killed him will be released on parole

A New Hampshire woman who contends she was forced to behead a coworker’s corpse after her husband killed him will be released on parole, a board decided Thursday. Brittany Barron, who agreed to testify against her husband Armando at his May 9 trial, has been in jail since she was accused of decapitating Jonathan Amerault, 25, in September 2020. She also was accused of wrapping his body in a tarp and dragging it to a remote area in Northern New Hampshire and cleaning Amerault’s car. Brittany Barron, who had no prior criminal record, pleaded guilty last year to three counts of falsifying evidence in a plea agreement. She was sentenced to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison, with two years suspended and credit given for time served.  “I regret every day, and I know that I have to live with what I have done for the rest of my life,” she told the parole board. Amerault’s parents opposed parole, urging the board to keep her in custody until after she has testified. Armando Barron is accused of luring Amerault to a park where the man was beaten, kidnapped and then shot three times. The husband is also accused of hiding the body at a campsite in northern New Hampshire. He faces several charges, including capital murder. Brittany Barron said she suffered extreme abuse and was under duress at the time of the killing. She told authorities her husband repeatedly assaulted her, put a gun in her mouth and choked her until she passed out.

Photo credit:

https://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/local/woman-to-be-released-on-parole-in-decapitation-case/article_f285d717-aed5-56aa-b153-68eccc45a619.html