Former minor league hockey player charged with killing wife

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Posted: Sep 30, 2015 9:59 AM

CATON, N.Y. (AP) — A former minor league hockey player has been charged with killing his wife inside their upstate New York home.

The Steuben County sheriff's office says deputies and state troopers responded to Thomas Clayton's home in Caton, near the Pennsylvania border, after he called 911 early Tuesday and said he found his wife dead.

Officials say 35-year-old Kelley Clayton was discovered on the floor with severe facial trauma.

The couple's two young children were home.

Thomas Clayton was charged with second-degree murder. He's being held Wednesday in the county jail without bail. It couldn't immediately be determined if he has a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

The 37-year-old Clayton played at Niagara University and for several seasons with the Elmira Jackals, a mid-level minor league hockey team.