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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Wife accused of drugging her husband of 40 years and slitting his wrists after he bought a $20,000 boat is charged with murder

  • Man, 64, was found dead at his Alexandra Hills home in Brisbane on August 14 
  • Wife, 66, is accused of drugging and killing him after he bought a $20,000 boat
  • Police believe the woman took the same medication she allegedly gave husband
A woman accused of drugging and slaying her husband after he bought a $20,000 boat has been charged with murder.
The 66-year-old allegedly killed her spouse of more than 40 years on Friday after giving him prescription medication and slitting his wrists when he passed out. 
The 64-year-old alleged victim was found dead at the couple's home at Alexandra Hills in Brisbane.
The woman allegedly killed her husband of more than 40 years at the couple's Jasmine St house (pictured) at Alexandra Hills in Queensland
The woman allegedly killed her husband of more than 40 years at the couple's Jasmine St house (pictured) at Alexandra Hills in Queensland
Police found man's body at about 10.30am when a family member raised the alarm.
The woman allegedly told officers she killed her husband, who suffered from bipolar, after he purchased a $20,000 boat days before.
The woman took the same medication she allegedly used to drug her husband and was resuscitated at the scene, The Courier Mail reported.
She was charged with murder and briefly appeared at Cleveland Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The woman was charged with murder and briefly appeared at Cleveland Magistrates Court (pictured) on Tuesday
The woman was charged with murder and briefly appeared at Cleveland Magistrates Court (pictured) on Tuesday
She could not apply for bail due to the nature of the charges and has been remanded in custody until further mention in court on October 29.
Police are continuing to investigate the matter.
Anybody suffering with mental health or domestic violence issues can phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au, or phone 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) or visit www.1800respect.org.au.   

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