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Man found after Lake Macquarie car accident charged with partner's stabbing murder

By Giselle Wakatama and Raveen Hunjan

A man found injured after a single-vehicle accident in the Lake Macquarie region has been charged with the murder of his partner, after a woman’s body was found with numerous stab wounds.

Emergency services found the 51-year-old man when they were called to a crash on Macquarie Road at Fassifern about 10:00pm last night.

Chief Inspector Gerard Lawson said the man was treated for facial injuries before giving officers information that led to the discovery of the woman’s body.

“The ambulance, I understand, as they were treating … the driver of that vehicle, has disclosed certain information,” he said.

Officers then went to their home in Toronto, about 10 minutes from the location of the car accident, where they found the body of the 67-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds.

Chief Inspector Lawson said officers would allege the woman’s death was related to domestic violence.

“It is a tragedy,” he said.

“We’re investigating the death of a woman in our community, in her own home, where she should be the safest.”

Chief Inspector Lawson said no previous violent incidents between the couple had been reported to police.

“We’re not aware of any violent history between the two parties at this stage, but that may be disclosed as the investigation continues,” he said.

Chief Inspector Lawson said a weapon had been located at the crime scene and urged anyone with information to contact police.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.


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