Woman charged with poisoning husband and burning his body bonds out


    <p>Amy Murray was charged with four felonies after her husband, Joshua Murray, was found dead in a house fire Dec. 11. (File){/p}

    A Miller County woman charged with first-degree murder has posted bond.

    Amy Murray was to be supervised by GPS monitoring, have a dusk-to-dawn curfew and to be at and remain at her residence while she is out on bond.

    Murray was charged with four felonies after her husband, Joshua Murray, was found dead in a house fire Dec. 11.

    Investigators said when they responded to a fire call, they found Joshua Murray's body on a bed in the master bedroom, and the body and bed had been heavily damaged by fire. The Boone County Medical Examiner determined Joshua Murray likely died from antifreeze poisoning.

    Law enforcement learned Amy Murray was a nurse at the Jefferson City Correctional Center and had a romantic relationship with an inmate there. She had been heard on a recorded conversation within the prison talking to the inmate about not wanting to be around Joshua Murray and wanting a divorce. She also talked to the prisoner later about being able to marry him because Joshua Murray was dead, a probable cause document stated.

    She was also charged with armed criminal action, second-degree arson and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution.

    After posting a surety bond of $750,000 Wednesday, Murray's next court date will be her arraignment hearing March 13.

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