In the Australian capital, a man has been charged with the alleged murder of his 65-year-old partner.
The 70-year-old man is accused of stabbing the woman to death at her home on Kinloch Circuit in Bruce, Canberra, at 5.40pm on Monday.
He has been in hospital in Canberra since her body was discovered under police protection. The man suffered knife wounds to his wrists during the altercation.
The man appeared in front of the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon via audio-visual link from his hospital bed.
A 70-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his 65-year-old partner at their home in Bruce, Canberra, on Monday
The man has been under police guard in Canberra Hospital since the incident after suffering injuries to his wrist
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When officers arrived at the home on Monday, they were unable to revive the woman, who died of her wounds at the scene of the accident.
Acting Superintendent Mark Steel said the couple’s daughter reported the murder to police after discovering the body in the kitchen.
No one else was injured during the altercation.
Acting Supt Steel could not reveal the nature of their relationship but expressed his sympathy for their daughter.
“Obviously the family member suffered significant trauma upon seeing the deceased family member at the scene,” Supt Steel said told the Canberra Times.
The man was formally arrested on Friday and has not yet entered a plea.