- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - Police say a Gilbert man killed his wife and tried to cover it up by saying she fell in the bathtub.

Police say 36-year-old Mark-Eric Ponsati called 911 on September 7 to report that his wife had slipped in the bathroom and hit her head. She was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Police then received calls from relatives of the woman who said the couple had a tumultuous marriage and that she had told them Ponsati threatened to kill her if she tried to leave him.

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Court documents also show that the scene appeared to be staged and that an autopsy found the woman could not have died by the single-fall injury Ponsati described.

Ponsati was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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