Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of wife in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

The victim, Donna Callahan, 69, died Saturday after police found her in a residence, said Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).  (Kolya H. Guilbault/Radio-Canada - image credit)
The victim, Donna Callahan, 69, died Saturday after police found her in a residence, said Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ). (Kolya H. Guilbault/Radio-Canada - image credit)

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.