PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (WJHL) – A Tri-Cities woman accused of killing a woman in Florida in 1990 while dressed as a clown has a new trial date.
According to court records, Sheila Keen-Warren was set to appear in Palm Beach County court on Tuesday for a status check. The hearing was originally set to be conducted over Zoom; however, court clerks said the status check was held in person.
Keen-Warren was given a new trial date of October 21, 2022. Keen-Warren’s previous jury trial set for June was canceled in May.
She faces a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm after investigators say she drove to Wellington, Florida and fatally shot Marlene Warren while dressed as a clown and holding a balloon and flowers. Investigators say she handed the flowers to Marlene Warren before shooting her in the face at close range. After hearing the gunshot, witnesses said they saw the clown get in a car and drive away.
Marlene Warren died at a hospital two days later.
In 2002, Keen-Warren married the victim’s husband, Micheal Warren, and lived with him in Abingdon, Virginia. The two were co-owners of the Purple Cow restaurant in Kingsport, according to Washington County, Virginia authorities.
Keen-Warren was arrested in Abingdon in 2017 and was extradited to Florida, where she has remained in jail. She has maintained her innocence since her arrest.
The case has gained national attention and was featured on ABC’s 20/20 in 2017.
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