Cops arrest wife in old clown kill
WEST PALM BEACH: On a May morning in 1990, Marlene Warren answered her front door in an upscale Florida suburb to find a clown in an orange wig, red nose and white face paint handing her carnations and foil balloons.
The clown then pulled a gun, shot Warren in the face and drove away. She died two days later.
Now, almost three decades later, authorities say they have arrested the clown – a woman who was said to be having an affair with Warren’s husband and, years after the killing, married him.
Detectives said advances in DNA technology, combined with evidence gathered decades ago, show Sheila Keen Warren, now 54, was the killer.
At the time of the shooting, she was an employee of Marlene Warren’s husband Michael at his used car lot. Since 2002, she has been his wife.
She was arrested on Tuesday at the home she shared with him in Abingdon, Virginia, and was jailed without bail to await transfer to Florida on first-degree murder charges.
Michael Warren, 65, has not been charged, but detectives refused to rule him out as a suspect and said he was interviewed again on Wednesday.