Joseph Micale, 34, of Syracuse New York has been charged with the manslaughter of his wife. He is being held on $50,000 cash bail, or $100,000 bond.
Micale called the police to his home saying that his wife Maureen Micale, 37, had commited suicide after an argument. The police say, however, that the evidence at the scene was not consistent with suicide.
Furthermore, the police say that Micale admitted to them that he had wrapped a telephone cord around his wife's neck to enhance their sex. Micale is not accused of intentionally killing his wife.