20-year-old man charged with the murder of a woman in Saint John’s

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to reports of a disturbance at a home on Cookstown Road in downtown St. John’s at approximately 6:00am on December 27th.

On arrival police located a 42-year-old woman suffering from serious injuries. Despite life-saving efforts, the victim was pronounced at the scene. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

A  20-year-old man was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder.