WORCESTER, MASS. -
A champion arm wrestler from Massachusetts has been convicted in the death of his wife, who jumped out of a window to escape him.
Forty-one-year-old Allen Stilkey, of Worcester, was convicted Monday of manslaughter.
His wife, Lisa, jumped from a second-floor window of their home in February during what authorities said was a violent argument.
Prosecutors said Stilkey had threatened to kill his wife.
They said that he had recently taken out a $250,000 life insurance policy on her.
Stilkey's attorney maintained that his client was not responsible for his wife's death.
The Telegram & Gazette reported that both sides agree that the couple were having marital and financial problems, and that the fight began after they had been drinking heavily.