A 20-year-old St. John's man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 42-year-woman Monday morning, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
Police responded to reports of a disturbance at a home on Cookstown Road in downtown St. John's before 6 a.m. Monday, and found the man and woman inside. The man was taken into custody, and the woman was treated by paramedics.
The woman died a short time later at the scene.
The man is scheduled to appear in court at a later date, and will remain in custody until his appearance. The RNC says there is no further risk to public safety.