Quebec man charged with second degree murder in partner's death

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — Quebec Provincial Police say a 64-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife.

Terry Oligny appeared by videoconference at the court in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal.

Officers found 69-year-old Donna Callahan-Oligny gravely injured at a residence in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Saturday, and she was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Police had received a 911 call earlier Saturday from a person expressing concern for one of the residents of the home, who had missed an appointment.

Officers arriving at the home found Callahan-Oligny and her 64-year-old partner, who was arrested at the scene.

A federation of women's shelters in Quebec says her death would be the 14th death of a woman by a current or former intimate partner this year in the province, if the police theory is correct.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 13, 2022.

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