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.


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.