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Worcester dentist pleads not guilty in wife’s death

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WORCESTER, Mass. — A Worcester dentist charged with killing his wife, whose body was found outside below a smashed third-floor window of their Princeton home, was freed on $5,000 bail Thursday after pleading not guilty.

Roger Desilets Jr., 69, was indicted last month on charges of manslaughter and assault and battery in the death of Kathleen Desilets, 65, in December 2011.

Desilets told investigators that he and his wife had an argument about his extramarital affair, and she went upstairs to the bedroom and smashed the window with a chair before either falling or jumping out.

Kathleen Desilets died of blunt trauma of the torso with a laceration of the heart and fractures of the ribs and spine, according to her death certificate.

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