Wife charged with murder after husband dies from severe burns

A Victorian woman is due to face court on Tuesday after being charged with murdering her husband who suffered “serious burns” in an alleged domestic altercation on Saturday night.

Police were called to house at Whittington, in Geelong, and found a 36-year-old man who was badly injured and rushed him to hospital where he died on Sunday.

The arson squad has charged a 33-year-old woman with murder, remanding her in custody over the weekend.

Nine News identified the accused as Angela O’Brien. Melbourne Magistrates Court confirmed to Yahoo News Australia that the woman has been charged under her married name, Angela Surtees, and was to appear in court on Tuesday.

Angela Surtees is accused of murdering her husband Daniel Surtees who died from severe burns. Source: Facebook/Angela Surtees

Police will allege that she is responsible for the death of her husband Daniel Surtees following a fire in the home.

According to Nine News, it is alleged the fire began in an armchair with the network obtaining images of the badly burnt furniture.

Police are reportedly investigating if there was an argument between the couple prior to the fire.

A neighbour told Nine she previously heard yelling and screaming but “thought nothing of it”.

A badly burned chair in the couple's home following the incident. Source: Nine News

Ms Surtees works at the Grovedale Hotel in Geelong and runs a photography business. The manager of the hotel told Yahoo News Australia he was aware of the charges against the pub’s employee but declined to offer any comment.

According to the deceased’s social media, the couple have been together for about eight years and together looked after five children.

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