A 64-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder following the death of his wife in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, south of Montreal.
Terry Oligny was arrested and appeared by video conference at the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu courthouse Sunday afternoon.
The victim, Donna Callahan-Oligny, 69, died Saturday after police found her in a residence, said Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
A person called officers to a residence on a small street because they were worried they hadn't seen Callahan in a while, he said. When they arrived, police found her seriously injured.
Her death was confirmed at the hospital, Tremblay added.
Although Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu has its own police force, the SQ is investigating the incident.
Earlier Sunday, provincial police described the woman's death as suspicious.
Oligny was expected to have a court appearance Monday, however it was postponed until Dec. 21.