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Associate warden at troubled Brooklyn federal jail housing Ghislaine Maxwell accused of killing her husband in N.J.

Ghislaine Maxwell (Ghislaine Maxwell/WikiCommons)

The associate warden at the troubled Brooklyn federal jail that houses alleged Jeffrey Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of fatally shooting her husband in their New Jersey Home, authorities said.

Antonia Ashford, 44, associate warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, was charged with murder for allegedly blasting her husband, Roderick Ashford, in the face, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Police responded to the couple’s Jackson Township, N.J., home about 2:15 a.m. Monday after getting a 911 call that a man had been shot. They found the body of Roderick Ashford, 47, on the floor. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Antonia Ashford was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. She remains locked up at Ocean County Jail, awaiting a detention hearing.

Conditions at the MDC — where Maxwell is awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges related to her association with Epstein — are so bad a federal judge last week called them an “ongoing disgrace.”


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