Man Arrested On Suspicion of Setting Wife On Fire

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:37:52 -0800

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A homeless man has been arrested on suspicion of setting his wife on fire on a San Jose street, killing her.
     
Police say 49-year-old Barton Williams was taken into custody on suspicion of murder at St. James Park in San Jose on Wednesday, two days after his wife, 64-year-old Patricia Storey, was found lying on the street suffering from severe burns.
     
She was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead the next day.
     
Police have not established a motive for the killing.
     
Sgt. Jason Dwyer said the couple - both transients - was married, so investigators are looking into the possibility of a domestic dispute.
     
They did not find any evidence of gunshot or knife wounds.
      
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