May 31, 2022
Armando Barron burned with rage.
The 32-year-old New Hampshire man had discovered that his wife, Brittany, was texting her co-worker and he intended to do something about it.
He lured 25-year-old Jonathan Amerault to a state park and murdered him. Cops say he then forced his terrified wife to decapitate the man and bury his body.
Barron was convicted of first-degree murder along with a dozen other charges in connection to the grisly September 2020 homicide.
“My son Jonathan was a thousand times more of a man than this lowlife could ever even dream of being,” his mother, Justine Amerault, said in court. “The loss of Jonathan to this world is incredibly sad.
“But the saddest part of all is that in spite of him being surrounded by so many wonderful people, this evil creature just slithered right through us all and took him from us. And the last hours of Jonathan’s beautiful life were in the company of this ugly, hideous, demented creature.”
Armando’s wife, Britany Barron, 33, testified that she and Amerault had been texting and admitted she had twice kissed the victim.
When her husband discovered the text trysts, he exploded. She said he then began assaulting her over a period of hours in their Jaffrey, N.H. residence, even sticking a gun in her mouth.
The couple’s three young children were staying at their grandmother’s house next door.
Armando Barron snarled at his wife: “Don’t do anything stupid or the girls are going to walk into something (expletive) gruesome.
Then, using his wife’s phone, Armando lured the unsuspecting Amerault to Annett State Park. He proceeded to batter the shocked victim before ordering his wife to shoot him but she refused.
Brittany testified that her husband forced her to slit the doomed man’s wrists. He then forced them both into his car. On the floor was a machete that Amerault begged his coworker to use but she was too frightened to “test (her husband).”
Armando Barron then stopped the car and shot Amerault three times.
The enraged husband followed as his wife drove her paramour’s car back to their house. The trio next travelled 480 km north to a remote wilderness area where Armando forced his wife to decapitate Amerault with a saw.
She testified: “He said that we needed to cut off his head so that there would be no dental records of the body.”
Brittany pleaded guilty last year to three counts of falsifying evidence and was released on parole last month.