Man charged over Qld stabbing murder


Police were called to a home on Granville St in Pimlico, Townsville, at about 1am after receiving reports a woman had been stabbed.

A 49-year-old woman has died after she was found dead in Pimlico last night. Picture: Matt TaylorSource:News Corp Australia

Police were called to an address on Granville St after reports a woman had been stabbed. Picture: Matt Taylor

Police were called to an address on Granville St after reports a woman had been stabbed. Picture: Matt TaylorSource:News Corp Australia

When officers arrived they found the woman with fatal stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A crime scene has been established and a 40-year-old Mount Isa man was taken into custody.

He has been charged with one count of murder and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on February 24.

Police allege the incident is domestic violence related. Picture: Matt Taylor

Police allege the incident is domestic violence related. Picture: Matt TaylorSource:News Corp Australia

Police will allege the killing was a domestic violence related incident, however the relationship between the man and woman has not been confirmed.

Neighbours told the ABC they heard residents inside the apartment block yelling at each other, prompting them to call the police.



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