Police: Dead educator was pregnant with accused man’s child

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say a school administrator found dead in a sugar cane field was pregnant with the child of a former co-worker, who has been accused in the killing.

The Advocate reports Baton Rouge Police cited findings from a crime lab report released Thursday.

Forty-year-old Lyntell Washington was found dead June 14 in Iberville Parish, west of Baton Rouge. Police have charged Robert Jovantie Marks with first-degree murder, first-degree feticide, child desertion and aggravated kidnapping of a child.

Marks is an assistant principal at Brookstown Magnet Honors Academy, where Washington worked as an instructional specialist.

Marks’ lawyer, Lionel “Lon” Burns, denies Marks killed Washington.

Washington’s 3-year-old daughter was found alone June 9 near her mother’s blood-stained car. The daughter told detectives that “Mr. Robbie” hurt her mother.

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