Woman Killed, Another Injured After Two Separate Alleged Domestic Violence Attacks
Police have laid charges over two alleged domestic violence incidents in Queensland overnight that left one woman killed and another injured.
Homicide detectives charged a man with murder after a woman was stabbed to death at a home in Townsville.
Police found the 49-year-old woman with stab wounds at an address in the suburb of Pimlico about 1am on Saturday.
She died at the scene.
A 40-year-old man from Mount Isa was charged with one count of murder, which police said is a domestic violence offence.
Police said the man and the woman were known to one another, but would not confirm their relationship.
The man will appear in court on Monday.
In a separate domestic violence incident, detectives charged a man with strangling a woman and holding her against her will at a home in Ipswich on Friday night.
Police allege the 29-year-old man subjected the 28-year-old woman to physical and verbal abuse during the assault at a unit in the suburb of Booval.
The man from North Ipswich allegedly strangled and beat the woman who suffered injuries to her head, wrists and face.
She was taken to hospital for treatment, but her injuries are not life-threatening.
Police charged the man with strangulation -- a domestic violence offence, assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and contravening a domestic violence order.
The man will also face court on Monday.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, dial 000. If you need help and advice, call 1800Respect on 1800 737 732, or Lifeline on 13 11 14. A range of domestic and family violence resources based around the country can be found here.