Rowe Struck Wife In Head, Warrant Says
The husband of Kathy R. Robertson allegedly hit her in the head multiple times with "intent to murder," police say.
The arrest warrant for Michael Rowe says he struck his wife’s head “multiple times” with an unknown weapon Monday morning, set their house on fire and left.
The warrant isn’t clear regarding what police believe killed 55-year-old Kathy R. Robinson, whether it was the fire or alleged assault. Powder Springs police spokeswoman Kathryn Raines said Wednesday that any further information cannot be released, citing the ongoing investigation.
When Rowe, 52, struck Robertson, he had “intent to murder,” according to the warrant.
Rowe allegedly assaulted his wife and started the fire between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. Monday, the warrant says. The couple lived at 3544 Ponderosa Lane in Powder Springs.
Rowe is charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and first-degree arson. He wasn't given a bond amount during his first court appearance Wednesday.
Standing beyond the taped-off house Monday, Thomas Rowe, Michael Rowe’s father, said his son was struggling with unemployment and that the couple was trying to work through that.
“They’ve been having some problems lately, but I won’t go into a lot of details on that part,” he said.
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