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Victim's Family Speaks Out, One Year After Murder

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

A year ago Wednesday, a well-known Montgomery County business man was found murdered in his home.

State Police found Carl Bartley, with a gun-shot wound to the back of his head on July 30th, 2007. His wife, Pam Bartely, was charged with her husband's murder and is awaiting the September trial.

She pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and is free on a $100,000 bond. Her freedom continues to frustrate the family of Carl Bartley.

"We just find it hard to believe, she can just walk the streets freely, like nothing happened and she intentionally harasses my family on a daily basis," said Bill Bartley, Carl's older brother.

Life over the last year has been anything but easy for the Bartley family, especially for Carl's mother, Mattie Lou Bartley.

"I think about it him everyday. It feels like it was just yesterday," said Mattie Lou.

Carl's brother, Bill Bartley, says the last year has been tougher than he ever could of imagined.

"My brother was a big part of our family, he just made our lives easier and now that he's gone, it's like a part of us died too," said Bartley.

Pam Bartley's murder trial starts on September 15th. But while it will be up to a jury to decide if she's guilty of killing her husband, Carl's mother says she doesn't need a trial to know who killed her son.

"I have no doubt she (Pam) did it. No doubt, what so ever, she killed him and she's trying to get away with it," said Mattie Lou.

This week a Montgomery County Circuit Judge denied a request from Pam Bartley's attorney's to suppress evidence found at the Bartley home following her husband's death.


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