Oswego man accused of strangling his wife charged with murder

Robert Moshier

An Oswego man is charged with manslaughter and murder after allegedly strangling his wife in their home Wednesday night.

Oswego County deputies say they were sent to investigate a reported domestic incident at the home of Robert and Theresa Moshier, at 55 Siembor Drive in the Town of Oswego, around 9:15 p.m.

When they arrived, deputies say they discovered the body of Theresa Moshier, 43, in a bedroom. Deputies say Theresaâ??s husband, 56-year-old Robert F. Moshier, was home when they arrived.

Investigators interviewed Robert Moshier and determined that he strangled his wife. According to court papers, Investigators say he held his wife in a head lock and choked her until she died.

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd tells CNYCentral there is no history of past problems between the couple. They were not estranged and were living in the home together. Todd says couple's son and daughter were not there at the time of the murder. Moshier is said to be cooperating with investigators, but the Sheriff will not discuss any statements he may have given. "How do you know what triggers something like this? It's very tragic," Sheriff Todd said.

"We have no witnesses, and that always makes it harder," he says. "We don't know what happened, who started what, or anything. Who gains? Nobody gains. It's a lose-lose situation. The ones we feel badly for are family members because they lost."

The coupleâ??s son, 17-year-old Cory Moshier, told CNY Centralâ??s Jim Kenyon that, "this just kind of popped up, everything was fine for the 24 years they were married."

Cory Moshier revealed that the couple was separated for a while, "but we still came together, and mom decided to get back together."

He confirmed that his father is a body builder who "used steroids, but I donâ??t think it had anything to do with it."

Cory Moshier said his father rarely raised his voice and "never laid his hands on her or any of us." He described his father as a "fine, outgoing guy. All my friends love him. I always got along with him."

He described his mother as "a good mom. Always there for everyone, and everyone liked her."

Robert Moshier was charged with felony first degree unlawful imprisonment, felony first degree strangulation, two counts of manslaughter, and second degree murder.

He was arraigned in the Town of Oswego Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility with no bail. He is to return to court on Monday at 7:00 p.m.