Crime

Woman accused of poisoning husband bonds out of jail

MILLLER COUNTY, Mo. - A Miller County woman accused of poisoning her husband, then setting their house on fire bonded out of jail on Wednesday.

Amy Murray posted a $750,000 surety bond to get out of the jail Wednesday. This, less than a week after her attorney requested her bond be reduced to $50,000. 

Murray is accused of using antifreeze to poison her husband, Joshua Murray, on Dec. 11, 2018. Jushua died from the antifreeze before Amy set fire to the bed Joshua's body was lying on, according to court documents. Amy then allegedly left the home for a period of time. 

Court documents revealed Amy had worked as a nurse at the Jefferson City Correctional Center and had a romantic relationship with an inmate.

In recorded phone conversations, Amy told the inmate, Eugene Claypool, she didn't want to be married to her husband anymore and she could marry Claypool because Joshua was deceased and "out of the picture," the documents said. Claypool previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Amy is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, second-degree arson and tampering with physical evidence.

She's set to be arraigned in Miller County Court on March 13.

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