NEWPORT, Maine (WABI) - A man from Newport accused of killing his wife is now formally charged with the crime.
40-year-old Frederick Allen, Jr., was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday for murder.
He was arrested last month after the body of 37-year-old Anielka Allen was found in their home on North Street.
State police say this was a domestic violence homicide.
According to court documents, a month before Allen was accused of killing his wife, she filed for divorce but then dismissed the request a week later.
The couple had been married for almost 20 years and have three kids.
Allen remains in jail without bail.