Prosecutors in Florida are reportedly seeking the death penalty for the woman accused of killing her now-husband’s then-wife 27 years ago.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Sheila Keen Warren, 54, is accused of killing Marlene Warren on May 26, 1990, in Wellington, Florida. The killer was dressed in a clown suit, and carrying balloons and flowers.
The ‘killer clown’ allegedly shot Marlene when she opened the door to what she likely believed was a delivery.
“As she went to take the flowers and balloons, the clown shot her,” Palm Beach County sheriff`s spokesman Bob Ferrell told the Sun-Sentinel just after the shooting.
The victim was 40 years old, and died two days after the shooting.
At the time of the murder, the suspect was allegedly having an affair with Marlene’s husband Michael Warren, who she later married. Michael was initially a suspect in the murder, given reports that the couple was having problems at the time of Marlene’s death.
As NBC News reported last month, Sheila Keen was a person of interest early in the investigation as well, but authorities did not have enough evidence to charge her with the crime. A new DNA technique developed in 2014 is believed to have led to her recent arrest.
Keen Warren was taken into custody in Washington County, Virginia, late last month. She reportedly lived in the area with her husband, and the two were running a restaurant together.
Florida State Attorney released a statement obtained by the New York Daily News saying that he would seek the death penalty for Keen Warren.
The suspect is currently being held without bail.
[Feature photo: Palm Beach County Sheriff]