Neighbours ran to try and assist the woman, 79, inside the home, and she was flown to hospital with critical injuries.
She died from her injuries in hospital on the Boxing Day morning.
A neighbour said they heard “yelling and screaming” coming from the home on Christmas night, before the man, 83, ran onto the street in front of cars outside the home, according to 9 News.
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Neighbours told reporters they are trying to make sense of the horrific scene, describing the pair as a “lovely” couple.
They said they appeared to be a happy pair, who were often seen walking their dogs, and did dancing classes together.
Police have charged the Creswick man with one count of murder. He was due in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday.