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Crime Killer clown trial set for May, three decades after Florida slaying

02:35  23 november  2019
02:35  23 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The accused killer clown of Wellington is tentatively scheduled for trial in November, 29 years after she is accused of dressing up as a clown and shooting her lover’s wife in the face on her doorstep. A Palm Beach County judge on Monday set a tentative November trial date for Sheila Keen-Warren

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FORT LAUDERDALE — Exactly 30 years after a killer clown shocked South Florida, the woman suspected of pulling the trigger will go on trial.

a group of people posing for the camera: Sheila Warren is led into court Friday, November 22, 2019 for a pretrial hearing in her first-degree murder case.  Warren is accused of dressing as a clown and fatally shooting her lover\u2019s wife, Marlene Warren, in Wellington in 1990.© Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach P/Palm Beach Post/TNS Sheila Warren is led into court Friday, November 22, 2019 for a pretrial hearing in her first-degree murder case. Warren is accused of dressing as a clown and fatally shooting her lover\u2019s wife, Marlene Warren, in Wellington in 1990.

Jury selection will begin May 29 for Sheila Warren, who is accused in the fatal shooting of Marlene Warren in Wellington.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Joseph Marx scheduled the trial to run through June, after conferring with lawyers in the case. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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Accused killer clown unmasked after 27 years, cops say. The killer , authorities say, is now married Years after he was released from a Florida prison, Michael and Sheila Warren married in Las Vegas in Since his wife’s arrest, he has stood by her and also said he had nothing to do with the slaying .

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The 40-year-old victim was shot in the face on May 26, 1990, and died two days later. But it wasn’t until the fall of 2017 when Sheila Warren was arrested near her home in southwest Virginia.

Detectives said they had new DNA evidence that cracked the cold case. Investigators had saved samples of Warren’s hair and vials of her blood because she was a person of interest soon after the shooting.

Warren, 56, is married to Michael Warren, who was the husband of Marlene Warren at the time she was killed at her Aero Club estate home. Sheila Warren, then Sheila Keen, worked as a “repo lady” for Michael Warren’s used car business in West Palm Beach.

Based on witness accounts, Marlene Warren opened the door and greeted a person wearing an orange wig, a red bulb nose, gloves and a smile painted on white makeup. The clown held two balloons and flowers in one hand and a pistol in the other.

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Now, almost three decades later, authorities say they have arrested the clown : a woman who, years after the killing , married Warren’s husband. Detectives said advances in DNA technology, combined with evidence gathered decades ago, show Sheila Keen Warren, now 54, was the killer .

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After the shooting, the killer fled in a white Chrysler LeBaron, which was found four days later abandoned at a shopping center parking lot.

Sheila Warren, who uses the name “Debbie,” has insisted she is innocent in letters from jail, where she is being held without bond.

“God knows I wouldn’t hurt anything or anyone,” Warren wrote to her husband eight months ago. She expressed frustration over the wait for the trial, remaining hopeful of regaining her freedom.

She was in the courtroom Friday but spoke only privately to her legal team.

“It’s time to get this case tried,” defense attorney Richard Lubin told reporters. “We’re looking forward to it.”

In another development, Judge Marx approved a request by prosecutors to prevent the defense from using public money for trial preparation costs.

Warren’s husband is paying $150,000 in attorneys’ fees, but the defense this year had gotten approval to start billing the state for all other costs, such as printing transcripts of witness interviews.

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- Details emerged Thursday about a woman arrested in a 1990 " killer clown " Florida cold case slaying -- and her The suspect separated from her first husband Richard Keen in January 1990 after a three -year After the slaying , detectives say, they found evidence pointing to the then Sheila Keen

An investigation three decades old continues to gain new momentum. According to the documents, she became a suspect shortly after the slaying . Marlene Warren, 40, opened her door on a Saturday morning to find a clown in an orange wig, a red nose but normal high-top shoes holding two foil

Assistant State Attorney Brian Fernandes accused Warren of faking her total lack of money, pointing to bank records showing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and assets by Warren and her husband.

“In fact, her actions are contemptuous and criminal,” Fernandes wrote. “The defendant and her husband have done nothing short of perpetrating a fraud onto the Court and the State of Florida.”

On Friday, Fernandez said the taxpayers had so far paid $694 for Warren’s defense. She will have to reimburse the state. Lubin said he did not want to dispute the claims of his client’s worth.

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