Husband charged in wife's death

By Suzanne Proulx

August 27, 2013 Updated Aug 27, 2013 at 2:50 PM EST

Towanda, PA (WBNG Binghamton) The husband of a Pennsylvania woman found dead back in July is now charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Scott Kunkle, 29, of Monroe Twp., is charged with aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter in relation to the death of his wife, 28-year-old Patricia Kunkle.

Patricia died at Memorial Hospital in July after Pennsylvania State Police responded to a domestic dispute at the couple's home in Monroe Twp.

An autopsy at Lourdes Hospital ruled Patricia's death a homicide and the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and internal injuries. Toxicology reports showed the presence of bath salts in Patricia's system.

Kunkle was originally arrested for simple assault and reckless endangerment before those charges were withdrawn Monday morning by the Bradford County District Attorney.

He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.