Transcript for Nurse allegedly poisons husband so she could marry an inmate
Back now with an alleged poison plot. A nurse at a Missouri jail accused of poisoning her husband and setting her house on fire so she can allegedly marry an inmate. Here's Maggie Rulli. Reporter: Tonight, investigators looking at whether an alleged prison romance was a motive for murder. This woman, accused of killing her husband while having an affair at work with an inmate. A 911 call first reporting a fire at this home in iberia, Missouri, at 2:00 A.M. Back in December. Amy Murray, a nurse, first authorities she "Drove to McDonald's" with her 11-year-old son. And when she returned, the house "Was full of smoke and that the bedroom was on fire" with husband Joshua found dead inside. But local authorities weren't buying it. It looked suspicious. The sheriff's office detectives came in with the fire marshal's office and started investigating it. Reporter: An autopsy reveals it wasn't the fire that killed Joshua but a chemical used in antifreeze. And Joshua was "Deceased prior to the fire occurring." With arson investigators confirming the blaze was intentionally set in the master bedroom. Authorities say they then soon discovered her phone conversations with this man, Eugene Claypool, an inmate at the correctional facility where she worked. On the recorded calls, Amy admits "To not wanting to be around her husband," saying she wanted "A divorce." Now it's Amy who's facing life in prison, charged with first degree murder. Investigators saying on the phone calls, Amy told the inmate they can now have a life because her husband is deceased. She's expected in court next
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