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OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) Prosecutors say a 56-year-old central New York man accused of strangling his wife has been indicted on a second-degree manslaughter charge by a grand jury.

Robert Moshier had initially been charged with murder, two counts of manslaughter, strangulation and unlawful imprisonment after police found the body of 43-year-old Theresa Moshier in a bedroom of their home in Oswego on Aug. 14.

Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes told the Syracuse Post-Standard (http://bit.ly/1fLTZyJ ) that the second-degree manslaughter indictment Wednesday indicates that Robert Moshier recklessly caused Theresa Moshier's death and that it was not intentional.

Moshier told sheriff's deputies that the couple was arguing over text messages that his wife was sending to another man. He said he confronted his wife and the argument became physical.