Charges upheld against Massachusetts dentist charged in wife's death

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WORCESTER >> A judge has denied a motion to dismiss manslaughter and other charges against a Massachusetts dentist charged with killing his wife.

The body of 65-year-old Kathleen Desilets was found on Dec. 6, 2011, beneath a broken third-floor window at the couple's Princeton home.

Prosecutors allege that Roger Desilets Jr. shoved his wife into the window during a violent struggle and she fell to her death.

Defense attorneys say Kathleen Desilets jumped from the window.

The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1YnXksC) reported that Judge Janet Kenton-Walker on Wednesday denied motions filed by the lawyers of 71-year-old Roger Desilets Jr. to dismiss charges.

Kenton-Walker rejected defense lawyers' arguments that evidence presented to the grand jury that indicted Desilets was insufficient to support the charges.

Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester), http://www.telegram.com


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