BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The man accused of killing a pregnant teacher and dumping her body has bonded out of jail, according to officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bond was set at $500,000.
Robert Marks, 39, of Baton Rouge, pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday, October 11.
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Marks 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' baby.
Marks is currently on unpaid administrative leave from Brookstown Middle Magnet. Officials with the school say the district is following board policy and applicable procedures for termination.
Meanwhile, friends and family of Washington are still in shock. "Right now, I am just at a loss for words," said Melissa Mason, a friend of Washington. "I do not understand the support he is receiving from his family."