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81-year-old Mississauga woman dead, husband charged with 1st-degree murder: police

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WATCH ABOVE: Catherine McDonald has more from the Mississauga condominium where Peel Regional Police found a woman in her 80s dead before making the arrest.

Peel Regional Police say an 81-year-old Mississauga woman is dead and her husband has been charged with first-degree murder.

Police said in a statement that emergency crews were called by a care provider in a condo unit on Kaneff Drive in the area of Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road just after 8 a.m.

The statement said the victim, Marion Wallace, died at the scene.

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“The evidence that was presented to officers and paramedics when they arrived led them in the direction that this was in fact a suspicious death,” said Const. Akhil Mooken.

He said a man was taken into custody and was taken to hospital to treat minor injuries.

Eighty-six-year-old Lawton Wallace was charged with first-degree murder. Police said the accused is the husband of the victim.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at 905-453-2121 ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously 1-800-222-8477.

— With files from Nick Westoll