Around 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, officers responded to a home in Lower Pottsgrove Township for a report of an unresponsive woman, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
At the residence, officers found 84-year-old Barton Seltmann on a rear porch with blood on his hands, face and clothing, officials said.
Police found evidence at the scene which indicated that the victim was struck multiple times in the head while lying on the kitchen floor, officials said.
Detectives determined the couple was arguing about money for their cat’s veterinary care when the fight turned physical.
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An autopsy showed Margaret died from blunt force injuries to the head and her death was ruled a homicide.
He was booked into the Montgomery County Correctional Facility and was being held without bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 5.
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