(Merrimack, NH) - Officials have charged a Merrimack man with second degree murder after his wife was found dead in their home Thursday.

The Attorney Generals office says 62 year old Joseph Lawrence knowingly caused the death of 61 year old Darlene Lawrence. Her body was found in the home on Back River Road in Merrimack Thursday.

Officials have not commented on the cause of death, pending the results of an autopsy today.

Joseph Lawrence will be arraigned on the second-degree murder charge this afternoon in Marrimack District Court.