MANGUM, Okla. (AP) - Greer County prosecutors have charged a 76-year-old Mangum man with first-degree Manslaughter in the June death of his wife.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Sammie Wayne Cates for causing the severe injuries that led to his wife Alice Cates' death.
Online court records do not list an attorney for Cates.
Prosecutors said that Cates injured his wife during a June 1st argument by repeatedly slamming her head against a wall. He then pushed her to the ground so hard she broke her hip.
Those injuries led to her death 21 days later. The affadavit states that he then forced her to leave their home.