Man Charged With Manslaughter In Connection With Woman’s Death

Provided by Oswego County Sheriff’s Department

OSWEGO, NY – An Oswego man is facing a felony charge in connection with the 2007 death of an Oswego Town woman.

wardToday (May 12) members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office charged Frank W. Ward, 45, of 171 Chapel Road, Oswego, with first-degree manslaughter, a Class B felony.

The charge follows an investigation into the death of Irene Doviak of the town of Oswego.

The arrest is the result of an investigation that began after Ms. Doviak was found dead in her home in November of 2007.

An initial investigation led to Mr. Ward being charged with first-degree assault.

Further investigation and information revealed Ms. Doviak died as the result of the injuries allegedly inflicted upon her by Ward, authorities said.

Ward was arraigned on the manslaughter charge before the Hon. John J. Elliott, Acting Judge for Oswego Town Court, and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.

Ward has been incarcerated since his arrest in November of 2007.