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1. Sydney wife allegedly murdered in ‘absolutely shocking’ attack by husband.
Vincenzo Coluccio did not apply for bail and it was formally refused when his matter was briefly mentioned in Fairfield Local Court on Tuesday.
Coluccio drove himself to Merrylands police station late on Monday night and was taken into custody after a conversation with officers.
Detectives went to the couple’s Merrylands home, where they found the body of Coluccio’s 63-year-old wife Elia Culoccio, who had suffered a stab wound to her chest.
Police took Coluccio to Granville police station, where he was charged with murder.
He did not enter a plea on Tuesday and is due back in Fairfield Local Court on April 3.
Coluccio appeared in court with his police jumpsuit undone and a blank face, according to 9News.
The courtroom was packed, but no one was there to support him.
Forensic officers were examining the home on Tuesday, while detectives canvassed the area and interviewed residents.
A neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous, said the couple always kept to themselves and she never heard a raised voice from them.
“It’s absolutely shocking,” she told AAP on Tuesday.
“It’s always been a quiet street.”
2. Police launch probe into Qld flood deaths.
The Townsville floods have claimed their first victims – the bodies of two men have been found in a storm drain. With floodwaters receding, locals have started assessing the damage to their homes and businesses. @joeldry7 #7News pic.twitter.com/dKHrob52aD
— 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) February 5, 2019