Man Surrenders to Police in Estranged Wife's Death
By Kirsten McIntyre, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man surrendered to police in the death of his estranged wife, police said.
Oklahoma City police received a call about a deceased woman at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010. Police arrived to find 27-year-old Cindy Lorine Watson's body in the 12000 block of S.W. 3rd Street.
Police said Watson's estranged husband, 24-year-old William M. Watson, turned himself in at the Shawnee Police Department Monday in reference to the incident.
"It had not been ruled a homicide. It at the time was a suspicious death, and we were waiting on notification from the M.E.'s office when yesterday he did turn himself in," Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow.
William Watson was transported to the Oklahoma City Police headquarters where he was interviewed and subsequently booked into the Oklahoma County jail on one count of first-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife.
Katrina Delgado said she is having a tough time dealing with the murder of her friend. She and Cindy were not only friends but co-workers.
"I love her so much. To lose a good friend like her you know going through a lot. It hurts. It hurts a lot," Delgado said. "She was a hard worker. She made everybody happy."
The two also spent time together outside of work. After an evening out, the friends returned to Cindy's home late Friday night. Watson went to her room and Delgado fell asleep in the living room. Delgado said they had planned to do some shopping Saturday morning.
"I tried to wake her up, Cindy, Cindy, but you know, she was already deceased for a while. She was already hard and saw the shirt tied around her neck," Delgado said.
Cindy's nude body was lying on her bed and a bedroom window was open.
"She's told me stories and stories about him, and after I sat there I was thinking it was him who did it. In my stomach, and in my heart's telling me he's the one who did it," Delgado said.
Delgado said William and Cindy were going through a divorce, and custody issues involving their three young children were getting messy. Cindy had accused William of breaking into her home and had a filed a VPO but later dismissed it.
"Just let her rest in peace now, and he'll get what he deserves," Delgado said.
Delgado said William didn't want the divorce.
The YWCA provides help and hope to woman and children who are victims of domestic abuse in Oklahoma. If you or someone you know needs help call the YWCA's 24-Hour Family Violence Hotline at 405-917-9922 or the 24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline at 405-943-7273.