BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Timma Kalidindi, of Bridgewater, was sentenced Thursday to serve 55 years in New Jersey State Prison in connection with the murder of his estranged wife, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

According to Robertson, Kalidindi will have to serve 46 years and nine months before he is eligible for parole.

Kalidindi was found guilty April 14 of first degree murder and third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, after a seven-day trial.

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On Nov. 14, 2013, Robertson said, Bridgewater Township Police received a 911 call at about 7:48 p.m. about an active dispute on Francis Drive. The caller, Robertson said, reported hearing screaming and loud noises.

Bridgewater officers found Kalidindi, Robertson said, and he immediately surrendered.

Robertson said officers found an unresponsive 43-year-old woman, who was idenfitied as Janaki Dantuluru, lying on the floor of the garage with a braided rope wrapped around her neck. She had no pulse and was not breathing, Robertson said.

According to Robertson, police were able to resuscitate her and she was taken to a local medical center by the Somerset Medical Center Intensive Care Unit and the Bradley Gardens Rescue Squad. She died from her injuries on Nov. 16, 2013.