A teenager has been charged with murder after a woman was killed in her home in Townsville early yesterday.
Around 12.15am, police were called to a house on Innes Street, Deeragun after receiving reports a woman had been assaulted at the address.
Neighbours had phoned emergency services after hearing a disturbance at the home sometime after midnight.
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On arrival, a 59-year-old woman was treated for horrific injuries however despite desperate attempts by paramedics, she died at the scene.
A 19-year-old Deeragun man has since been charged with one count of murder and entering a dwelling with intent.
Local media say it’s believed the incident may have been a robbery gone wrong.
The teen is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today.