Teen charged with murder after 59yo woman killed in her Qld home

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.


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.