8 January 2024

Man charged with murder after Bribbaree woman dies following alleged domestic violence incident

| Edwina Mason
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A domestic incident yesterday in the small town of Bribbaree, northwest of Young, has led to the death of a 65-year-old woman. Image: NSW Police.

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.

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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.

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