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Man Kills Wife Blames Porn

 BY MICHAEL KIMBALL   from http://newsok.com/

Bethany (Oklahoma)  man jailed in wife’s death says wife caught him watching pornography  Reginald Scott Bartlett, 58, told Bethany police he “snapped” when Cathy Bartlett, 57, caught him watching pornography Saturday at their home.

BETHANY — A Bethany man jailed on a murder complaint in the Saturday stabbing  death of his wife said he attacked the woman because he “snapped” when she caught  him watching pornography on his computer, according to an affidavit filed today in  Oklahoma County District Court.

Reginald Scott Bartlett, 58, is being held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail in the  death of Cathy Bartlett, 57. He has not been charged.  Police were called about 6:35 p.m. to the couple’s home at 7600 NW 25 and found  Reginald Bartlett rolling around on the living room floor groaning, officer Angelo  Orefice wrote in the affidavit. Cathy Bartlett was partially clothed on the floor with stab wounds to much of her body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Reginald Bartlett was taken to a hospital due to his “distraught demeanor” and was  interviewed Saturday following his release, according to the affidavit. Bartlett told  police he was “a sick individual” and that he was addicted to pornography.  He told officers his wife came into the computer room, saw he was looking at  pornography, slapped him and began to yell at him about a bank statement because she  thought he was ordering pornography, Orefice wrote. Bartlett said he snapped, grabbed a knife and stabbed her repeatedly.

Bartlett told police he pulled some of her clothes off to make it look like his wife had  been raped, then emptied a drawer out on the floor to make it look like the house had  been burglarized, according to the affidavit. There were no signs of forced entry at the  house.

Bartlett took the knife used in the attack along with a computer and his clothes and put  them in a black bag, which he threw into Lake Overholser, Orefice wrote. After that, he  went to a sporting goods store to look at golf equipment and then to Southern Nazarene
University to watch a basketball tournament before returning to the home to call 911.

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From http://www.thisis50.com      Bartlett’s son had this to say “I know he loved her and I know she loved him very much,” Devin Bartlett said Monday, “and I will never understand what happened. I don’t think anybody can.” Devin says he can’t comprehend why his father would have murdered his stepmother, Cathy Bartlett, at their Bethany home on Saturday. “I will tell him that I don’t understand what happened and I’m very angry and very hurt that it happened,” Devin says. “But I also will tell him that his family will be here for him.”

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NL- The couple would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Jan 31st. Very sad. But whenever anything like this happens there is one question I always have… What porn was he watching? Guess we’ll never know.

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