Man charged with Newtown murder

Police have charged a 57-year-old man over the death of Toowoomba woman, Christine Malone.
Police have charged a 57-year-old man over the death of Toowoomba woman, Christine Malone. Bev Lacey

POLICE have charged a man with the murder of Toowoomba woman Christine Malone.

The 57-year-old man will appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today charged with the murder carried out in a Newtown residence on Tuesday last week.

The incident has shaken up the tight-knit Newtown community.

Local resident Sandra Griffin said now that police have charged a suspect everyone’s mind will be a little more at ease.

“It’s obvious from the amount of police that have been in the street since it happened that they have been working very hard,” Ms Griffin said.

“Now that they have charged someone with the murder I think we will all sleep a little easier.”

Ms Griffin said she hopes everything can return to normal as quickly as possible.

“With all of the hard work the police have put in I just hope the case doesn’t drag on too long,” she said.

Forensic teams finished at the Gaydon St residence yesterday which is no longer a crime scene.

Police investigations are continuing.

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