Qld man charged with manslaughter, rape and torture

AN elderly man has been charged with manslaughter, rape and torture after a woman died in Hervey Bay last year.

Detectives launched a dedicated operation to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death, after she passed away in hospital on November 9, 2017.

Following ongoing inquiries, a 73-year-old man was arrested on Sunday.


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He was charged with one count each of manslaughter, unlawful striking causing death, torture and deprivation of liberty.

The man was also charged with a number of assault and rape offences.

He is expected to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court today.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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