A grand jury has indicted a 78-year-old South Jersey man on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the September beating death of his wife, according to news reports.
Stanley C. Wilson, of Glassboro, is accused of murdering 76-year-old Sarah Wilson after an apparent argument at the couple’s Somerset Road home on Sept. 30, NJ.com reports.
Wilson allegedly punched and choked his wife during a quarrel that began in the afternoon and continued that evening when Wilson began drinking, the news outlet reports citing prosecuters.
Wilson then reportedly pushed his wife into a lamp while they were watching TV, the outlet says.
He then left the house and returned later to find his wife still on the floor, the outlet reports.
He continued drinking and woke up the next day to find his wife "cold to the touch," and assumed she was dead, prosecutors told NJ.com.
A family friend called 911 after he described the fight with his wife and allegedly said he may have killed her, the outlet says.
Sarah Wilson's cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head.
Superior Court Judge Michael Silvanio ordered him held in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending trial.
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