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Elderly man charged with Christmas Day murder of wife

An elderly man has been charged with murder in Creswick Victoria. The 83-year old was charged following a frightening scene after his 79-year old partner was rushed to hospital with critical injuries and later dying in hospital on Thursday morning.

An elderly man has been charged with the alleged murder of his wife on Christmas night, after she was found critically wounded and dying inside her home in a town in western central Victoria.

Neighbours ran to try and assist the woman, 79, inside the home, and she was flown to hospital with critical injuries.

She died from her injuries in hospital on the Boxing Day morning.

A neighbour said they heard "yelling and screaming" coming from the home on Christmas night, before the man, 83, ran onto the street in front of cars outside the home, according to 9 News.

The woman was rushed to hospital but died from her injuries. Picture: 9 News

The woman was rushed to hospital but died from her injuries. Picture: 9 NewsSource:NewsComAu

Neighbours leave floral tributes after the woman's death. Picture: 9 News via Twitter

Neighbours leave floral tributes after the woman's death. Picture: 9 News via TwitterSource:NewsComAu

Neighbours told reporters they are trying to make sense of the horrific scene, describing the pair as a "lovely" couple.

They said they appeared to be a happy pair, who were often seen walking their dogs, and did dancing classes together.

Police have charged the Creswick man with one count of murder. He was due in Melbourne Magistrates' Court yesterday.

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