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.