Son arrested in slashing
Ottawa police have arrested a man in connection with the death of an Ottawa woman who was found with her throat slashed in her home on Tuesday.
The 49-year-old woman's husband found her body on Tuesday afternoon and called police.
About three hours later, police arrested the woman's 18-year-old son, according to CTV Ottawa. He was found hiding in a backyard a few blocks away from his own home in the east-end community of Orleans.
The 18-year-old was reportedly struggling with mental illness.
Lee Gilhooly, a neighbour and family friend, described the victim, a mother of two, as a friendly woman who always put her family first.
"We moved in at the same time, in 2002, and the kids have been friends ever since," she told CTV Ottawa. "It's a loss. It's something that you don't think is going to happen to your neighbour or your family."
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Canada News
- Weighing in on RCMP cutsKelowna - 12:06 pm
- Famous cyclist leads campKelowna - 11:13 am
- 6th Lake Country car showCentral Okanagan - 10:12 am
- DPA street party and night marketPenticton / S. Okanagan