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Mother of three dies

Ropate Valemei
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A 46-year old Fijian woman was allegely murdered at her residence in Macquarie Fields, New South Wales in Australia on Sunday afternoon.

The mother of three was allegedly stabbed by her husband who is also from Fiji.

A Fijian in NSW, Neisau Tuidraki said the incident was a tragic one that had left the children without their parents.

"It was surreal just listening to my aunt on the phone as she was on the scene because she was freaking out," Ms Tuidraki said.

The NSW Police Force statement revealed the woman sustained a number of stab wounds and a crime scene had been established at the premises.

"About 5.15pm on Sunday, January 20, 2013, police and paramedics were called to a residence in Alexander Crescent, where they found a deceased woman," the NSW police said.

Her 47-year-old husband has been charged with murder during an alleged domestic-related assault.

The NSW police said the man was arrested at the scene and taken to Macquarie Fields Police Station. He was refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court later yesterday.

While NSW police and the Australian media could not reveal the identity of the woman, the Fiji High Commission in Australia has confirmed the woman was from Fiji.

Second secretary, Jonetani Tagivetaua said they were still waiting for detailed information from the NSW police.

"We are still waiting for the details of the murder and will contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Fiji once we know the identity of the woman," Mr Tagivetaua said.

He said the news would be relayed to her family and next of kin i after full disclosures were made by the NSW police.


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