The son of a woman bashed to death in Sydney has posted an emotional tribute to his mother after his father was charged with her murder.
Police were called to a unit in Bankstown around 8.30pm (AEDT) on Monday where they found Margaret Tannous, 47, suffering serious head injuries.
She was taken to Liverpool Hospital where she later died.
Her husband, 55-year-old George Tannous, later handed himself to police at Bankstown station where he was charged with murder.
Tannous had bail formally refused at Bankstown Local Court and did not enter a plea.
Tannous, who had a shaved head and spoke through an Arabic translator, showed little emotion during the brief hearing.
The couple's son posted a photo of his mother and an emotional tribute on Facebook early on Tuesday.
"My mother my angel my life my queen the closest person to me. How could this happen to you," he wrote.
"You were the strongest woman, the strongest PERSON i knew, you taught me that the most power you have in this life is in your brain and not your fists or muscles, you taught me to do right by people even though they do wrong to you ...
" ... everything in this world you sacrificed for me and my sister ... I'm so proud to be called your son."
Magistrate Elaine Truscott adjourned the matter until April 16 at Burwood Local Court.