72yo man charged with woman’s murder

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An elderly man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead with wounds to her abdomen over the weekend.

At about 8.30am on Sunday, emergency services attended an address in Atherton in Tropical North Queensland.

A 65-year-old woman was found with injuries to her abdomen.

She was declared dead at the scene.

Queensland Police on Monday revealed a 72-year-old Atherton man had been charged with murder and would appear in the Mareeba Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Police didn’t reveal the relationship between the two but said the murder charge was related to a domestic violence offence.

Investigations into the circumstances are still ongoing.

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