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Former asst. principal pleads 'not guilty' to murder of pregnant teacher

Robert Marks had nothing to say after being charged with murder of Lyntell Washington. (Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB) Robert Marks had nothing to say after being charged with murder of Lyntell Washington. (Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB)
Lyntell Washington at Teacher of the Year ceremony (Source: EBR Schools website) Lyntell Washington at Teacher of the Year ceremony (Source: EBR Schools website)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The man accused of killing and dumping a teacher's body in a ditch pleaded "not guilty" in court Tuesday morning. 

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Robert Marks, 39, of Baton Rouge, was arraigned on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree feticide. He was indicted on the charges last week by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.

Marks is accused of shooting Lyntell Washington, 40, of Baton Rouge, and dumping her body in Iberville Parish.

Court documents show Washington was seven months pregnant with Marks’s baby. 

The arraignment is set for 9 a.m.

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