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Trial date set for woman charged with 1990 clown killing

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:32 AM

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):

A trial date has been set in Florida for a woman accused of dressing up like a clown in 1990 and fatally shooting the wife of her future husband.

A Palm Beach County circuit judge on Wednesday set the first-degree murder trial of 55-year-old Sheila Keen-Warren to begin January 31, 2020. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Keen-Warren was arrested in 2017 and extradited from Virginia, where she lived with husband Michael Warren.

Officials say that Warren’s then wife, Marlene Warren, was shot in the face in May 1990 by a clown delivering carnations and balloons. Investigators say new DNA testing led to Keen-Warren’s arrest.

Several witnesses told detectives Sheila Keen and Michael Warren were having an affair before the killing, which they both denied.