A son has shared his agony after his mother, 82, was found dead in her home and an 83-year-old man – reported to be her husband – was charged with murder.
Queensland Police confirmed the man was charged over the alleged suspicious death of the woman at Logan, south of Brisbane, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“Officers were called to the Kingston Road address at 1am following reports a woman had been located deceased,” they added in a statement.
“A crime scene was declared, and investigations began into the circumstances. An 83-year-old man taken into custody at the scene has been charged with one count of murder and will appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court in the [Monday] morning.”
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The woman was reportedly found unresponsive in the bedroom and could not be revived.
According to the Brisbane Times, the man is believed to have been the late woman’s husband.
Arriving at the home after hearing the news, the woman’s son appeared on camera with Nine News to share his agony at hearing of her death.
“Very sad… Yeah, very sad,” he said, when asked how he’s feeling. “I really don’t know how I… You know… To face my father or my relatives after that.”
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