Man kills ex-wife over division of assets

According to a police affidavit from Decatur, Texas, 63-year-old Roger Stevens told his wife of 42 years, 62-year-old Kay Letson Stevens, that he was killing her because of the way their assets had been divided during their divorce, and then proceeded to shoot her multiple times on Nov. 14, 2015.

The Stevens’ divorce was finalized a day before Kay Stevens’ death.

Sergeant George Silvestri said that upon searching Stevens’ car during the third week of November, a gun case, three .22 magnum cartridges, and a top seal to a liquor bottle were found.

Kay Stevens’ death was allegedly witnessed by Kay’s sister Brenda Suggs, as the two were co-owners of Corner Bakery on Somerville Road Southeast, which was located across Decatur Morgan Hospital, where the killing occurred.

An investigation into Roger Stevens’ finances revealed that he has nearly $20,000 in retirement accounts; however, he refused to spend the money on and attorney and instead has chosen to represent himself.