COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WKBN) – A Mercer man accused of strangling his wife to death was taken to the Mercer County Jail on Monday.

According to a report, Pennsylvania State Police were called out to the 300 block of N. Perry Highway in Coolspring Township after 44-year-old Eric George said he strangled someone to death.

Troopers found the victim dead inside the home.

Investigators later identified the victim as George’s wife, 41-year-old Serena Schoeder, of Lenmoore, California.

George refused to answer questions from investigators and was taken into custody on criminal homicide charges.

District Attorney Pete Acker said the couple was married in January of this year.

George is a convicted sex offender on a charge of third-degree sexual assault, according to Pennsylvania’s sex offender registry. He was convicted in 2000 of an out-of-state charge.