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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."

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