WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A dentist accused of killing his wife two years ago was indicted Friday on charges of manslaughter and assault and battery.

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

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said Roger Desilets Jr., 69, will be arraigned in Superior Court Jan. 2 on the charges.

The Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1cGIUxI) Desilets told police who responded to his 911 call that he and his wife argued and she threatened to jump from a window. Desilets told investigators he found her smashing the window with a chair and she then fell through it, either intentionally or from the momentum of smashing the glass.

The newspaper reports that, according to court documents, Desilets said he and his wife of 44 years argued over an extramarital affair he had had and she struck him. He said they made up but argued again when he made a demeaning remark to her.

A death certificate said Kathleen Desilets died of blunt trauma of the torso with a laceration of the heart and fractures of the ribs and spine.

Desilets' lawyer, Edward Ryan Jr., said his client has been wrongfully accused and will be vindicated.

"Dr. Desilets had absolutely no role in his wife's tragic death, and this indictment represents yet another tragedy in this very sad episode," Ryan said.


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