OKC — An Oklahoman is accused of killing his wife in 2014, police said Thursday.
The woman, identified only as Samantha, was killed after a fight broke out at her home, according to a criminal complaint.
Her body was found a day later, according the complaint.
The man, identified in court documents only as Stephen, told police he didn’t know Samantha, according a criminal affidavit.
The two had been married for several years and lived in the same home.
They have a 3-year-old daughter together.
“The court finds that it is reasonable to infer that Stephen is the killer and is guilty of murder,” Oklahomans for Gun Rights attorney Chris Niedermeier said in a statement.
Niedermeyer said the complaint came after an ongoing investigation by the city’s homicide unit.
The charges were upgraded from first-degree murder to second-degree, he said.
The man has not entered a plea.
A local news station, KMil, said in an article Wednesday that it was not clear how Samantha’s death was connected to the murder.
The Tulsa World reported on Tuesday that the couple had two children, ages 8 and 3, and had been divorced for two years.