SJPD Arrest Suspect in City's 9th Homicide

SJPD arrest a husband in connection with his wife's death.

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 7:39 AM PDT
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SJPD Arrest Suspect in City's 9th Homicide

Barton Williams was arrested by San Jose police in connection with the death of his wife.

San Jose police have arrested a husband in connection with the firey death of his wife; she became the city's ninth homicide victim.

Police and fire crews went to the home of Patricia Storey, 64, on Monday in the 100 block of S. 2nd Street to make a welfare check shortly before midnight. When they arrived, police said in a statement, that they found Storey on the ground suffering from severe burns. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead the next day.

Police began investigating, and detectives ended up arresting Barton Williams, 49 -- Storey's husband -- on Wednesday at St. James Park in connection for her death. Police announced the arrest on Thursday afternoon.

Police have not revealed a motive.

Both Storey and Williams are homeless, police said.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Craig Storlie or Detective Sergeant Stewart Davies of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408- 277-5283. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/ and may be eligible for a reward. 

Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-432-4758. Email her at lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/ljfernandez.

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