The wife of the Louisiana principal accused of murdering a pregnant teacher is standing by her husband, in spite of the fact that she is reportedly uncertain of his innocence.
According to The Advocate, Kala Marks said she is hoping for the best in a devastating situation.
“I’m hoping that it all turns out well,” she was quoted as saying. “I can’t say, ‘Oh, he definitely didn’t do this.’ I don’t know. I’m just really confused.”
Her husband is 39-year-old Dr. Robert Marks, who was booked Friday on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree feticide after Lyntell Washington’s body was found in a ditch in a sugar cane field on June 13.
As HelloBeautiful previously reported, police claim that the Marks and Washington were engaged in an extra-marital affair and that he allegedly killed her over fears that his wife would find out that she was pregnant with his child.
Marks was arrested after Washington’s 3-year-old daughter was found wandering near her mother’s car, which was splattered with blood. The toddler reportedly told police that “Mr. Robbie put my mom in the lake.”
In an interview with Nancy Grace Monday, Kala Marks said she loved her husband and has been living in a nightmare ever since his arrest.
“I mean he’s my husband. I love him, we have kids together, our marriage was doing fine,” she said. “I can’t turn off my love for him just because he’s in jail.”
Kala Marks said her husband’s affair hurt her “to the core.”
“It hurt me,” she said. “It hurt me to the core that he was cheating on me and had a child with her.”
She added that she does not believe the affair was going on for long.
“I don’t believe it because he was with me all the time,” she said. “I don’t see when he would have had the time to do it. I keep replaying it in my head, our marriage.”
On the night Washington went missing, she said her husband told her he took his motorcycle to go watch a basketball game at a friends house. After some time, he stopped responding to her messages and she grew concerned. She told The Advocate that she went to sleep and did not notice when he came in around 12:15 a.m. and that he left the next morning before she got up.
“I have two kids that keep asking for their daddy,” she said. “I don’t know what to do. It’s not a good situation at all.”
Washington, who was 7-months-pregnant, was shot in the head, according to autopsy reports. Cell phone records placed her and Washington in the Iberville Parish area around 9:45 pm on the night she disappeared. 15 minutes later, she traveled to the area of Baton Rouge where her toddler was found wandering, The Advocate reports.
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