A Marysville woman has pleaded “ not guilty” to a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband.
Amanda “ Marina” Baynton plead “not guilty” to first-degree murder Tuesday in Marshall County District Court.
Baynton is charged in the shooting death of her husband, Derek. The incident occurred June 8th at the couple’s home in Marysville. Baynton was originally charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault. On September 13 Marshall County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish filed an amended charge of first-degree murder.
McNish said the charge of first-degree murder was justified based on the facts discovered during the investigation. This included information that Baynton purchased a gun just two days before the shooting.
A jury trial was scheduled to begin February 27th. Five days have been set aside for the trial. Baynton remains in Marshall County Jail in lieu of a one million dollar bond.