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Murder in Hope Vale

Mother Dead. Daughter Charged With Murder.

  • Police in stand off from 11:30am
  • A 46-year-old woman surrenders to police at 4:30pm
  • Police discover the body of a 71-year-old with a gunshot to the head
  • A firearm is taken away for forensic examination

A 71-year-old is dead from a gunshot wound to the head and a 41-year-old woman has been charged with her murder after police were called to a residence in Hope Vale.

After a 5 hour standoff starting at 11:30am, the lady surrendered to Cooktown police.

The body of her mother was found inside the home. She had died from a single gunshot to the head.

Scientific and forensic officers are examining the area after it was declared a crime scene. A firearm was removed to be examined by specialists.

The alleged killer is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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