Autopsies show man’s wife, father, died by strangulation

August 23, 2018

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — An autopsy shows the wife and father of a New Hampshire man charged with killing them died by strangulation.

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says the bodies of 43-year-old Joanna Colella and 69-year-old Francis Colella were found at a home in Dover on Monday. Police arrested 44-year-old Jeramie Colella, who pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.

Chief Medical Examiner Jennie Duval determined the cause of death for both was manual strangulation and that the manner of death was homicide.

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