A 33-year-old West Orange man charged with the strangling death of a 32-year-old Livingston woman was indicted on a charged of manslaughter.
According to officials, on Dec. 1, Dwayne Birchler, 33, was initially indicted on a second-degree charge of reckless manslaughter in connection with the death of Lindsay A. Ulyate.
During his arraignment before Judge Ronald D. Wigler in Newark, Birchler pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The investigation revealed that on on May 15th, Ulyate's body was found at her home around 4:30 a.m. It was later determined that her cause of death to be strangulation.
Birchler was arrested and charged with her killing two days later.