A woman has died and a man has been charged with murder following a domestic violence incident yesterday at Bribbaree, about 50 kilometres northwest of Young.
At about 12 pm on Sunday (7 January), emergency services were called to a home on Bribbaree Road in Bribbaree following reports a woman had been injured in a house fire.
Police arrived to find a 65-year-old woman suffering from severe burns.
She was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition.
A crime scene was established, and with the assistance of the State Crime Command, detectives attached to the Hume Police District commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Following inquiries and an appeal for information, a 42-year-old man was arrested at Parkes Police Station.
At around 3 am today (8 January), police were informed the woman died in hospital.
The man was charged with murder (DV), causing wounding/grievous bodily harm to a person with intent to murder (DV), damaging property by fire/explosion greater than $15,000 (DV), and assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV).
He was refused bail to appear before Young Local Court today (8 January).
A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.
Original Article published by Edwina Mason on About Regional.